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Cone Head Foxy Crystal Bugger

The Conehead Foxy Crystal Bugger is a departure from the original black and olive bugger Russell Blessing first cast many years ago. I use dyed fox tail hair in place of marabou. It maintains most of the action of marabou and adds extra durability for fishing hard-hitting trout and bass.

You can tie this in any of the standard Woolly Bugger colors such as the traditional black & olive, purple, claret, white, Chilli Pepper (brown and orange), browns or any combination. The cone, along with some extra body weight ensures this fly sinks deep and fast, perfect for stillwater or floating down the river.

Throw this fly at trout, bass, anything you think might take a swipe. Buggers have been tied to represent many prey items such as helgramites, minnows, crayfish, stonefly nymphs, amphibians or leeches.

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Cone Head Foxy Crystal Bugger

Hook: 3-4xl Streamer hook Mustad 9672
Bead: 5mm Brass cone
Thread: Olive 6/0 (140 d)
Tail: Olive fox tail hair
Flash: Pearl crystal flash
Rib: Copper wire
Body: Olive Estaz
Hackle: Olive saddle hackle

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Russel Blessing 1935 – 2009

Woolly Bugger
Woolly Bugger

Sad news to report as Russel Blessing, famed inventor of the Woolly Bugger has passed away at age 74.

The Woolly Bugger is likely the most well known fly out there. There are hundreds upon hundreds of variations to be found in angler’s fly boxes around the world. Please take a moment to read the following selection of links in honor of Mr. Blessing. RIP

http://www.examiner.com/x-19210-Fly-Fishing-Examiner~y2009m10d30-Woolly-Bugger-inventor-Russ-Blessing-passes-away
http://www.midcurrent.com/news/2009/11/russ-blessing-inventor-of-wool.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolly_Bugger
http://www.flyfishersrepublic.com/patterns/woolly-bugger/

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