The Humongous: A Bugger of Buggers

Killer Bugger Variation

Humongous Fly

We've got another tutorial from Lance today and it's one of his favorite stillwater competition fly patterns. The "Humongous" is popular among a growing number of anglers world-wide but retains a lot stronger following in the U.K., where this bugger variation originated.

So what gives here? It's basically a wooly bugger right? Well, yes and no. From my experience, the longer tail and hackle fibers throw a pretty big wrinkle into the original bugger style and are part of what makes this so effective. Plus, it's got some nice flash on the body.

Lance explains much better in the video than I can right here. So give him a listen and tie some of these up. They are definitely a staple in my stillwater boxes now...

Material List
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Hook: Fulling Mill 35005 Heavyweight Champ, Barbless - 10
Bead: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Black
Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Nickel - 1/8" (3.3mm)
Tail Accent: Flashabou - Original - 6901 - Silver
Tail: Nature's Spirit Strung Marabou - Black
Body: Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille - Silver
Hackle: Whiting 4B Schlappen/Bugger Saddle - Grizzly
Hackle (option 2): Whiting Bugger Packs - Natural Grizzly
Hackle (option 3): Whiting American Rooster Saddle - Grizzly
Hackle (option 4): Whiting Coq De Leon Rooster Saddle - Bronze - Grizzly
Ribbing: RIO Powerflex Tippet - 7X     

Other tools from the tutorial:
Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4"
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool