[Video] Denny Rickards’ Seal Bugger by Caddis Fly Shop

Barrett Christiansen of Caddis Fly Shop demonstrates how to tie a version of Denny Rickards Seal Bugger. The Seal Bugger is one of Denny Rickards stillwater “suggestive patterns” he details in Fly-Fishing Stillwaters for Trophy Trout and is a great searching pattern. The Seal Bugger can be fished with a floating line or a variety of sinking lines to imitate many critters that are found in lakes and ponds such as leeches, and dragon fly or damsel fly nymphs.

Seal Bugger Material List

Hook: TMC 5262, size 6
Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, Black
Lead: Round Lead Wire, 0.025″
Body: STS Trilobal Antron, Bloody Leach
Hackle: Grizzly Saddle Hackle, Dyed Purple
Tail: Wooly Bugger Marabou, Black
Ribbing: Brassie Ultra Wire, Red

Enjoy!

Related Posts

[Video] How to tie Barr’s BWO Emerger

[Video] How to Tie a Squirrel and Herl Bugger

[Video] How to Dye CDC Feathers

An Introduction to Fly Tying Dubbing

[Video] How to Tie a CDC Sulpur Dun Dry Fly

[Video] Davie McPhail’s Caddis Pupa Emerger

Get Directions to the Best Places to Fish in America!

Check out our interactive map of over 30,000 of the best places to fly fish in the US. Get directions to access points, boat ramps, and real-time USGS stream flow data. 

__CONFIG_colors_palette__{"active_palette":0,"config":{"colors":{"62516":{"name":"Main Accent","parent":-1}},"gradients":[]},"palettes":[{"name":"Default Palette","value":{"colors":{"62516":{"val":"var(--tcb-skin-color-0)"}},"gradients":[]}}]}__CONFIG_colors_palette__
View Map