Zoo Cougar Video Fly Tying Instructions

Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle

The Zoo Cougar is a streamer pattern invented by streamer guru Kelly Galloup.  It is an unweighted streamer pattern, designed to be fished on a heavy sinking line.  The Zoo Cougar also has a specific flat, bullet-shaped head, which causes the fly to dip & dodge back and forth as it is stripped.  This action imitates an injured or dying baitfish and is deadly for large brown trout!  It can be tied in many different colors with Yellow, Olive, White, Black & Olive being the most popular.

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

Zoo Cougar Streamer Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #02-06 Tiemco 5263
Thread: Light Olive Veevus 6/0
Tail: Yellow Olive Blood Quill Marabou
Body: Pearl Flat Diamond Braid
Under Wing: White Calf Tail
Over Wing: Gold Mallard Flank
Collar: Yellow Deer Body Hair
Head: Yellow Deer Body Hair

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Here are some links to some other streamer flies we carry from Umpqua. Check them out here.

Zoo Cougar Streamer fly tying instructions

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