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Monday, February 9, 2015

Articulated Complex Twist Bugger

If it's good, add more meat


Articulated Complex Twist Bugger
Articulated Complex Twist Bugger
I have to say that it's pretty rewarding to see all of our followers posting their successes with

Complex Twist Buggers (CTB).  That technique has become more of a mainstay on my desk, and I have even modified some of my other patterns to incorporate that body style.  Shortly after I tied the original CTB I whipped up an articulated version with a much bulkier front half, and the results have been pretty good!  Instead of schlappen I decided to put a full plume of marabou into the loop.  I thought that the fibers would bind up something fierce, but after a slight tease with my trusty metal comb, the marabou spun up and wrapped up the shank just right.  Because of the number of materials used in this fly it's quite possible to make some insane color combinations to match the local forage.  Spin these up and post your results on our social media feeds.

~ Cheech

Recipe:

White/Tan/Gold

Front Half:
Hook: Daiichi 2461 - #1/0 (BUY HERE)
Thread: UTC 140 - Tan  (BUY HERE)
Cone: Brass Cone Head - Fl. pearl white (BUY HERE)
Tail: Marabou - tan and white (BUY HERE)
Body1: Lucent Chenille - Gold UV - small (BUY HERE)
Body2: Polar Chenille - Gold UV (BUY HERE)
Body3: Marabou - Tan (BUY HERE)
Collar: Ice Dub - UV Tan (BUY HERE)

Connection:

Articulation wire (BUY HERE)
Articulation beads - Nuclear corn (BUY HERE)


Back Half:
Hook: Daiichi 2461 - #1 (BUY HERE)
Thread: UTC 140 - Tan  (BUY HERE)
Tail: Marabou - tan and white (BUY HERE)
Body1: Tinsel Chenille - Gold (BUY HERE)
Body2: Polar Chenille - Gold UV (BUY HERE)
Body3: Schlappen - White (BUY HERE)
Collar: Ice Dub - UV Tan (BUY HERE)

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Copper Olive 

Front Half:
Hook: Daiichi 2461 - #1/0 (BUY HERE)
Thread: UTC 140 - Olive (BUY HERE)
Cone: Brass Cone Head - Copper (BUY HERE)
Tail: Marabou - Med. olive and light rust (BUY HERE)
Body1: Lucent chenille - Olive small (BUY HERE)
Body2: Polar Chenille - Olive copper (BUY HERE)
Body3: Marabou - Med. olive (BUY HERE)
Collar: Ice Dub - Brown olive (BUY HERE)

Connection:

Articulation wire (BUY HERE)
Articulation beads - Electric Lizard (BUY HERE)


Back Half:
Hook: Daiichi 2461 - #1 (BUY HERE)
Thread: UTC 140 - Olive (BUY HERE)
Tail: Marabou - Med. olive and light rust (BUY HERE)
Body1: Tinsel Chenille - copper (BUY HERE)
Body2: Polar Chenille - Olive copper BUY HERE)
Body3: Schlappen - Olive (BUY HERE)
Collar: Ice Dub - UV Brown olive (BUY HERE)


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