buggers for steelhead with syntetics

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by drumik, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. drumik New Member

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    Last year while I was fishing on the Salmon River NY I got a really nice fly that a lost (in the fish mouth:) )

    That was a woolly bugger type of the fly with few modifications.

    I guess the pattern was something similar to this:

    Marabout tail, few wraps of Schlappen up front of the fly and some kind of synthetic chenille with long fibers that were looking like feathers

    Does anybody know what type of chenille it could be?

  2. Kcahill Active Member

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    You sure it was chenille and not some type of seal bugger that had been brushed out with the fibers left long like this? (I found said image on the interwebs and have no affiliation with said fly or whether or not any porcupines were harmed in its making)

  3. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Polar chenille ?
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  4. drumik New Member

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    Polar chenille

    Thank you very much. That was fast:)
  5. lando Member

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    Could also have been Krystal Hackle:

  6. drumik New Member

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    Thanks. I will try this as well. I already got polar chenille and my buggers look good

    Tail: Marabou
    Body: Chenille on the top polar chenille (in open wraps). 3 Wraps of saddle hackle next to the head and a cone head

    I'll try to take a picture later on
  7. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    I've been using the polar chenille for years on most of my articulated-body flies. I like to cut a piece as long as needed, then tie in the two ends to the hook shank (usually at the rear above the tail fibers) Then use my dubbing hook in the loop, twist it together, then wrap the body forward pulling the long fibers back with each wrap, then tie off to the shank before doing the hackle. That makes for a better lasting ,fuller body.
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  8. kelvin Active Member

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    try your local fabric store
  9. drumik New Member

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    Few of my flies with polar chenille


  10. drumik New Member

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    I'll try this method next time

    Thank you