Big Sky Anglers Featured Fly – Olive Jig Bugger

by | Jun 18, 2019 | 0 comments

Originator:  Fulling Mill

Hook: Tactical barbless 60 deg jig hook, #12

Thread: 8/0 Olive

Bead: 1/8” Brass or Tungsten (Black Nickel)

Tail: Olive Chickabou

Legs: Olive dyed partridge or hen soft hackle

Body: Olive hares ear or hares ear blend

Rib: Ultra Wire, Brassie, Chartreuse

Notes: It’s a beadhead soft-hackle micro woolly bugger on a super sharp, barbless jig hook.  About the only way you can’t fish this, is as a dry fly, other than that, you can’t go wrong.  Rigged as a dropper under a Chubby? Yes.  Rigged in a team of nymphs under an indicator, in either moving or still water?  Yes.  Euro nymphed.  Yes.  Swung like a soft hackle?  Yes.  Slow retrieved on an intermediate line just above the weeds on a lake during the damsel hatch.  Oh, yes.  Stripped on a small stream for trout?  Yeah, that too.  Another really fun and effective all around pattern to have in your box.  Once you start using it, you’ll find more and more times to fish it.