Created by Mike Schmidt
The Bugaboo is a fly that I tied up for fall fishing on in to the winter. It is heavy enough to get down and bounce the bottom in faster flows, but the soft hackle allows you to swing it out at the end of a drift and get some sexy movement with just enough flash to get the fishes attention.
Hook: Daiichi 1560 size 18-12
Thread: UTC70 black
Head: Nymph-Head FlyColor™ brass bead, Stonefly Black-Nickel
Tail: Microfibbets, black
Body: 1mm Sybai Flexi Floss, gold brown
Shellback: 4mm Sybai Pearl Braidback, brown
Thorax: Zelon dubbing, tiger beetle black
Collar: Hungarian Partridge
Epoxy Shell: Clear Cure Goo, thick
Place the FlyColor™ bead on the Daiichi 1560 hook and advance your thread to the rear tie in point.
Tie in black microfibbets as a split triple tail.
At the rear tie in point, tie in the Sybai FlexFloss. Be sure to tight wrap it to the shank but stop approximately the width of the material in front of the tail so that when you wrap it forward you do not force the tail down.
Wrap the Flexi Floss forward with overlapping wraps to form a nice body taper.
Tie in the Pearl Braidback and wrap back over the Flexi Floss to just back of the halfway point on the hook shank.
Make a loose dub of zelon and wrap forward to create a buggy body.
Tie in a Hungarian Partridge feather by the tip and give a single wrap then tie it off.
Split the fibers evenly over the shank as you pull the Braidback forward and tie it off. Whip finish at this point and remove your thread.
Finish off the fly by applying a shell of Clear Cure Goo. Extend the Goo from over the bead back in to the FlexiFloss and harden to finish the fly.