How to Tie a Krystal Bugger: Fly Tying Video

Derived from the good old Wooly Bugger the Krystal Bugger uses a Cactus / Estaz chenille body to give it some pop underwater. The Wooly Bugger is one of the most versatile and deadly flies ever created for freshwater, this flashed out version deserves a permanent home in your box. This fly can be fished in freestone rivers, tailwaters, spring creeks, lakes and or reservoirs. Not only that but it will fool many species.

The white variation is shown here, I like to use when fishing still water for Trout, Bass or Pike based on size. It is great trolling behind your belly boat while fishing a Chironomid hatch or take it on full time and play with different stripping actions. Whether that be a slow figure eight retrieve a single hand strip or even the good old double hand strip it can be effective and perform based on what the fish are into.

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Krystal Bugger Recipe:
HOOK – Umpqua Tiemco Fly Tying Hooks TMC 5263
THREAD – UNI Waxed Thread – 6/0 White
WEIGHT – Hareline Lead Wire Spool – 0.015
HEAD – Hareline Brass Cone Heads Fly Tying Materials – Gold Medium
TAIL – Hareline Extra Select Strung Imitation Marabou Feathers – White
BODY – Hareline Cactus Chenille – Pearl Medium
HACKLE – Keough Tyer’s Grade Capes – Grizzly
FLASH – Hareline Krystal Flash – Pearl
RIBBING – UTC Ultra Wire – White Medium

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Learn how to tie the Krystal Bugger fly - Tying Video



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