Video: How to Tie the Golden Woolly Bugger

There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of variations on the Woolly Bugger over the years, but every once in awhile you come across one that produces when nothing else will. The guys from The New Fly Fisher had just such an experience with this flashy beaut—a slender, golden version of the classic.

In this week’s great how-to video, Tim shows you how to tie the Golden Woolly Bugger, and I love the way he reinforces bothe the body and the hackle by counter-wrapping the thread. If you’ve tied a Bugger, this should be a snap for you.

          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.

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