[Video] Tying an Olive Woolly Bugger

Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions demonstrates how to tie the venerable olive woolly bugger, easily one of the most effective flies ever created and my personal favorite.

As usual, Tim offers some great advice for tying better flies. Here, Tim demonstrates how to make a better, fluffier tail on the Woolly Bugger by using a scissors’ edge to remove the tips of the marabou blood quill. Nice.

Olive Woolly Bugger Material List

Hook: Dai-Riki #700 (4X-long streamer hook), size 2-12
Bead: Gold, 5/32-inch
Thread: Ultra Thread 140 Denier – UTC – Brown Olive
Weight: Lead Free Wire 0.020
Tail: Marabou Blood Quill, Olive (tips removed)
Body: Chenille, Olive
Hackle: Whiting Bugger Hackle, Grizzly Olive


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Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish.

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