Articulated Complex Twist Bugger

Cheech - February, 2015

Ihave 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

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 1/0
  • Hook: Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook - 1
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Tan
  • Cone: Brass Cone Heads - Fl. Pearl White - Large (1/4")
  • Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .020
  • Tail: Hare's Mask - Grade #1 - Natural
  • Tail/Body: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Tan
  • Body: Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille - Gold
  • Body: UV Polar Chenille - Gold
  • Body: Fish Hunter Select Schlappen - Tan
  • Collar: Ice Dub - UV Tan
  • Wire: Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire - Black - Regular
  • Bead: 3D Articulation Beads - Gold
  • Tools Used: Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner, Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
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
UV Polar Chenille
UV Polar Chenille

UV Polar Chenille

$4.50
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Lead Wire Spool
Lead Wire Spool

Lead Wire Spool

$3.99
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook
Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

Daiichi 2461 - Long Shank Streamer Hook

$5.50
Brass Cone Heads
Brass Cone Heads
Brass Cone Heads

Brass Cone Heads

$4.50
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

$17.99
Fish Hunter Select Schlappen
Fish Hunter Select Schlappen

Fish Hunter Select Schlappen

$6.95
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads
3D Articulation Beads

3D Articulation Beads

$4.50
Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille
Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille

Solid and Krystal Tinsel Chenille

$4.75
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire
Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire

$6.50
Hare's Mask - Grade #1
Hare's Mask - Grade #1
Hare's Mask - Grade #1
Hare's Mask - Grade #1

Hare's Mask - Grade #1

$3.15