December 2009


Road Kill Bugger


Presenter/Tyer:
Chris Wasta

Road Kill Bugger

Pattern:
Hook: Any 3X Long streamer hook, size 8 - 14
Tail:Road Kill Pheasant Marabou and two strands of gold Crystal Flash
Body:Dubbed, from Road Kill Red Squirrel
Hackle: Palmered, from Grizzly Hen Neck
Bead: 1/8" Gold Tungsten

Fly is tied by the standard wooly bugger procedure using above materials. Copper wire ribbing is optional over the dubbed Red Squirrel body

Comments:
This wooly bugger streamer pattern was inspired by Rich Osthoff's book No Hatch To Match: Aggressive Strategies for Fly-Fishing Between Hatches (Stackpole Books, 2001), and is a slight derivation from one of Mr. Osthoff's patterns. The book's title is self-explanatory, and the fly can be used anytime year-long when obvious hatches are not occuring. It is considered a general all-purpose streamer pattern and is very effective with smallmouth bass as well as trout.


Photograph ©2009 by Marv Slind