This week, Tim Flagler walks you through the steps for tying a Brahma Bugger, one of the few variations of the Woolly Bugger that offers something really different from the original. Using soft-hackle feathers for the body gives this pattern a more lifelike look, and the material should pulsate in the water enticingly.
The great video below from Tightline Productions not only shows you how to tie a great pattern, but it also teaches you tricks and techniques that will help you become a better tier in general. To top it all off, Tim offers rigging tips, including using a loop knot and tin weight on the leader.
Hook: 3X-long nymph hook (here, a Dai-Riki #710), sizes 6-10.
Thread: Brown Olive, 140 denier or 6/0.
Tail: Golden olive Chickabou.
Body: Whiting Hackle Soft Hackle.
Head: Tying thread.
Adhesive: Head cement.
Note: The Whiting Hackle Soft Hackle with Chickabou
comes in other colors that will make great patterns, as well.