FOSAF NEWS - Fly of the Month: The Grizzle Hackle Woolly Bugger by John Hunter

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This is a very versatile fly which should be in everyone’s flybox. It can be fished slow on an intermediate line or on a floater. It can also be stripped very fast on a DI5 or DI3 fly line

Materials.

Hook:           #10 Barbless

Thread:        Red 6.0

Bead:           Brass or Tungston 3mm

Rib:              Copper Wire

Tail:             Black Marabou

Body:           3-4 Strands Peacock Herl

Hackle:        Grizzle

How to tie it.

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Thread the bead onto the hook.

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Wrap the thread in touching turns along the shank of the hook stopping 2mm from the hook bend.

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Tie in the rib

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Tie in a bunch of black marabou.


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Tie in 3-4 strands of peacock herl to form the body of the fly


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Catch in grizzle hackle at the bead. Now wind the Grizzle cock hackle down the body in open turns.


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Wind the wire up to the bead catching in the hackle


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Using the red thread create a hot spot behind the bead.


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Varnish and the fly is finished

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