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Canada Eh! Wooly Bugger

The Canada Eh! Flishing Fly This is not your average wooly bugger. I had been using spoons with this coloration for some time, and decided to try it in a bugger design. It has been a great fly pattern for rainbow trout in my area. You can try a few different colors of flash. I have used rainbow, silver, ultra violet and pearl. They all work equally well.

Ingredients for this fly:
  • Mustad 9672 3x hook or other streamer hook
  • Red marabou
  • Red wet hackle
  • White chenille
  • Flashabou
  • Gold wire
  • 1/8 - 5/32 gold bead
  • Red 6/0 unithread
Starting the fly.

Crimp the barb of the hook and place a bead on the hook. Tie on the thread and wrap it down to the bend of the hook.

tie in the marabou tail

Tie in a marabou tail at the bend of the hook. Trim off excess marabou. You can also add a small amount of white marabou here to give the fly a bit more color.

Tie in wire, chenille and hackle

Take 5-8 strands of flashabou, and tie them in the length of the tail. Tie in your chenille, hackle, and wire.

Wrap the fly forward

Wrap the chenille forward and tie it off just behing the bead. Next wrap the hackle forward, and tie it off behind the bead. Add a couple half hitches to the fly to prevent it from coming unravelled.

Finishing the fly

Wrap the wire forward in the opposite dirrection that you wrapped the hackle. This will give the fly fly some extra durability. Take care not to wrap down too many of the hackle fibers when you wrap the wire forward. Tie off the wire, trim, and add a whip finish to the fly. Add a touch of head cement to finish the fly.