Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Tie Mark's Brindle Bugger

Picture of Mark's Brindle Bugger fly
Mark's Brindle Bugger

Mark's Brindle Bugger was developed by Mark Middleton a number of years ago. He had a pensive interest in watching a variety of fish take various types of insects such as dragonflies, damselflies, leeches and bait fish. This habit eventually led him into fly fishing and tying flies that simulated the size, shape and color of these underwater denizens. This study eventually led to the development of Mark's Brindle Bugger. It’s size, body color, shape and undulating motion make it alluring to many different types of fish.

Materials to tie Mark's Brindle bugger:

Hook: Mustad 9671, 9672 sizes 10-12
Tail: Olive marabou and Krystal Flash
Body: Varigated black and yellow chenille
Hackle: Coachman brown, palmered
Head: 6/0 olive Monocord
Optional: .025 lead optional

Drawings of four stages of how to tie Mark's Brindle Bugger
Tying Mark's Brindle Bugger         

Step 1.Tie in a small bunch of marabou and Krystal Flash, length not to exceed 1 to 1 and1/2 inches.

Step 2. Attach the hackle and chenille. Next, wrap the thread forward to 3/16-inch of the eye.

Step 3. Spiral the chenille forward and follow with 4 to 5 turns of hackle.

Step 4. Tie off the head and cement.

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