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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chickabugger

An effective "one material" fly.

Chickabugger

When I fish lakes, I really like to have something in my box that is different from the typical brown, black, and olive wooly buggers that are commonly sold at shops.  When I got my first pelt of Whiting Soft Hackle with Chick-a-bou, I immediately started thinking of stillwater applications for it.  I wanted to tie something that was super simple and very effective, so I think you will see this in the Chick-a-Bugger.  This can be modified in size and color to fish like a leech, damsel, or even a small minnow.  All I know, is that there are a ton of moving parts that the fish love.

Material List:

Hook: Allen S402 #10  -- Buy here --
Thread: UTC 70 Chartreuse or Olive  -- Buy Here --
Tail/Body: Chick-a-bou
Collar: Soft hackle from Chick-a-bou pelt.  -- Buy Here --

Also, here are some other useful soft hackle links.
The Importance of Good Soft Hackle.
UV Fly Tying: Soft Hackle Drake
Soft Hackle Stonefly

~ Cheech


7 comments:

  1. Have you guys purchased from/had a good experience with Feather Emporium. I had a friend order some stuff without much issue, but I've seen mixed reviews online.

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    1. I have never ordered from them. I mostly posted the link for those who don't have local shops with a good selection. Luckily Fish Tech Outfitters in SLC has the best selection I have ever seen.

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  3. No rib? A one fish fly before it gets destroyed, I know it takes half a minute to tie, but will it last?

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    1. If you listen to the video, I explain that you can add a rib or some superglue to the shank before wrapping it. That being said, the CDL stem is much more durable than you think.

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  4. What's to say,great fly & video,just a simple effective fly,tight lines & bent rods.

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