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

$6.50
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
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Flashabou - Original
Flashabou - Original
Flashabou - Original

Flashabou - Original

$4.99
Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille
Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille

Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille

$4.75
RIO Powerflex Tippet
RIO Powerflex Tippet

RIO Powerflex Tippet

$4.95
Whiting American Rooster Saddle
Whiting American Rooster Saddle
Whiting American Rooster Saddle
Whiting American Rooster Saddle

Whiting American Rooster Saddle

$32.00
Whiting Bugger Packs
Whiting Bugger Packs

Whiting Bugger Packs

$24.99
Fulling Mill 35005 Heavyweight Champ, Barbless
Fulling Mill 35005 Heavyweight Champ, Barbless

Fulling Mill 35005 Heavyweight Champ, Barbless

$12.95
Whiting 4B Schlappen/Bugger Saddle
Whiting 4B Schlappen/Bugger Saddle
Whiting 4B Schlappen/Bugger Saddle
Whiting 4B Schlappen/Bugger Saddle

Whiting 4B Schlappen/Bugger Saddle

$19.95
Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4
Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4

Dr. Slick Tungsten Carbide All Purpose Scissors, 4"

$33.25
Whiting Coq De Leon Rooster Saddle - Bronze
Whiting Coq De Leon Rooster Saddle - Bronze

Whiting Coq De Leon Rooster Saddle - Bronze

$39.95