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Golden Woolly Bugger

by Tim Flagler

Here’s a slender golden version of the classic woolly bugger. A golden colored woolly bugger but with relatively short hackle and shiny gold body tied on an extra long hook with a gold bead.

Golden Woolly Bugger

Detailed instructions for tying a Golden Woolly Bugger. Recipe: Hook: 6X-long streamer hook (here, a Lightning Strike ST5), size 8. Bead: Gold Cylops bead, 5/32-inch. Weight: Lead-free round wire, .020. Thread: Wood duck or gold, 6/0 or 140-denier. Tails: Ginger marabou. Flash: Gold Holographic Flashabou. Body: Gold tinsel chenille, large.

Golden Woolly Bugger
          Hook:  6X-long streamer hook (here, a Lightning Strike ST5), size 8.
          Bead: Gold Cylops bead, 5/32-inch.
          Weight: Lead-free round wire, .020.
          Adhesive #1: Superglue (here, Fly Tyers Z-Ment).
          Thread: Wood duck or gold, 6/0 or 140-denier.
          Tails: Ginger marabou.
          Flash:  Gold Holographic Flashabou.
          Body:  Gold tinsel chenille, large.
          Hackle: Ginger hackle.
          Head: Tying thread, colored with black permanent marker.
          Adhesive #2: Head cement.
          Tools: Whip-finish tool.