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Egan’s Tubular Hopper




Pretty simple stuff; change color/size to suit your needs. Here’s the video if you’re interested.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #10
thread - UTC 140 yellow
body - Rainy Float Foam medium yellow
legs - medium rubber cornsnake
hackle(s) - grizzly
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan


Norm Frechette


P W Nymph (Pat's Weighted Nymph - Pat Barnes)

Hook - Mustad S80-3906/S82-3906B
Weight - Lead wire on shank
Thread - Black
Tail - Mallard flank fibers
Ribbing – Peacock herl
Body - Yellow floss
Thorax - Peacock herl
Wing case - Mallard flank fibers
Hackle - Tips from mallard flank feather

This nymph was created by Pat Barnes back in the 1950s


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Everybody knows the Zug Bug. About 40 years ago my fly tying mentor showed us this variation. It has a separate abdomen and thorax and an unclipped wood duck wing. The tail is made from fibers cut from an area of a Peacock eye that I have not seen anyone else use.

Fly Flicker's Zug Bug

I wanted to give it a little movement, so I substituted chickabou/grizzly marabou for the tail. It has proven to be a very effective stillwater fly. I've been calling it a Zug Bugger.

Zug Bugger


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As bad a caster as I am, I’d probably have to use 15lb test tippet to keep them from furling my leader but, damn, these skaters are cool. Thanks for posting them.

Thanks Scott,
I use 13 lb flourocarbon for everything I have never had issues with twist. These patterns are size 6,8,10 and you are spot on if they were tied to 4x the turn your leader into a Bimini twist.

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