Humongous - Bugger of Buggers 

Cheech - December, 2018

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
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 35005 Heavyweight Champ, Barbless - 10
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Black
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Nickel - 1/8" (3.3mm)
  • Tail Accent: Flashabou - Original - 6901 - Silver
  • Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Black (UV)
  • 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
  • Tools Used: Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4", Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.80
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.99
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Metallic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Metallic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Metallic Colors

$7.90
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads

$7.50
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

$3.99
Flashabou - Original
Flashabou - Original
Flashabou - Original

Flashabou - Original

$5.50
RIO Powerflex Tippet
RIO Powerflex Tippet

RIO Powerflex Tippet

$4.95
Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille
Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille

Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille

$6.49
Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

$7.00
Hanak H 950 BL Streamer XL Hook
Hanak H 950 BL Streamer XL Hook

Hanak H 950 BL Streamer XL Hook

$8.95
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

$12.95
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 6/0

$3.50