Bruiser Bugger

Cheech - April 26, 2016

The Wooly Bugger is probably the most popular fly on the planet, and it can be tied in about any configuration you can imagine. I really like a heavily weighted bugger to fish in rivers, and you all hopefully have seen the complex twist bugger with it's large tungsten cone head. The Bruiser Bugger was created just because I was addicted to throwing the new double pupil eyes on about every fly that came off my desk. For my river buggers I like them big and bold - long tailed and thick headed dragons that move a lot, dive deep, and push water. My stillwater buggers (for lakes) I like to make more like leeches - Shorter sparse tails, short hackle, and minimal weight. The Bruiser Bugger is a pretty quick tie that really moves well and pushes water really well. They will be a great addition to your streamer box.

~Cheech

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 2
  • Thread: Veevus GSP - Black - 50 Denier
  • Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes - Large - Yellow w/ White & Black
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Brown
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Lemon Yellow
  • Body: Cactus Chenille - Rootbeer - Medium
  • Hackle: Nature's Spirit Grizzly Variant Schlappen - Yellow
  • Legs: Silicone Flutter Legs - Brown
  • Head: Ice Dub - Pheasant Tail
  • Overwing: Bruiser Blend Dubbing - Canary
  • Marker: Chartpak Fly Tying Markers - Delta Brown (Dark Brown)
  • Marker: Chartpak Fly Tying Markers - Desert Tan (Dark Tan)
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing

Bruiser Blend Dubbing

$2.95
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

$3.95
Double Pupil Lead Eyes
Double Pupil Lead Eyes

Double Pupil Lead Eyes

$4.50
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Veevus GSP
Veevus GSP

Veevus GSP

$4.25
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

$5.50
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads

3D Articulation Beads

$4.50
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers
Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

Chartpak Fly Tying Markers

$8.50
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper
Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper

$7.50
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

$6.50
Grizzly Flutter Legs
Grizzly Flutter Legs

Grizzly Flutter Legs

$4.50
Cactus Chenille
Cactus Chenille
Cactus Chenille
Cactus Chenille

Cactus Chenille

$4.50
Whiting American Rooster Saddle
Whiting American Rooster Saddle
Whiting American Rooster Saddle
Whiting American Rooster Saddle

Whiting American Rooster Saddle

$32.00
Silicone Flutter Legs
Silicone Flutter Legs

Silicone Flutter Legs

$3.99
Nature's Spirit Grizzly Variant Schlappen
Nature's Spirit Grizzly Variant Schlappen

Nature's Spirit Grizzly Variant Schlappen

$7.99