4 Baby Buggers

Woolly buggers are found in about a million different configurations and likely are the most used and tied fly today. Baby Buggers are another incarnation of the traditional bugger, using some modified material choices and smaller hooks. I’ve seen them tied down to size 22, but really, sizes 12-16 should be considered micro / baby bugger territory. While this pattern has nothing to do with calling birds, we’re using hen again. Just imagine the hen calling out to the tyer. lol

On the fourth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

Niclas Runarsson recently created this step by step baby bugger tutorial. He has some great photography in the article and easy to follow instructions. Click here for the tutorial.

baby Wooly Bugger

Baby Bugger Recipe
Hook: Wet fly (2X long) or streamer, size #12-16
Weight: Brass bead and/or thin lead wire (alt. copper wire)
Thread: 8/0, black
Tail: Underfur from zonker strip, black
Body: Dubbing of choice, black
Hackle: Hen, black



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