Schlappen

CATCH’s Bug Eyed Bugger by CatchFlyFishing

CATCH’s Bug Eyed Bugger Fly Recipe

Rear section
Hook: Dai Riki 810 Bass hook
Thread: Brown 210 denier
Tail: Yellow and brown marabou
Body: Rootbeer Estaz
Rib: Copper brown wire brassie size
Hackle: Yellow and brown schlappen

Front section
Shank: Flymen short articulated shank
Thread: Brown 210 denier
Rib: Copper brown wire brassie size
Hackle: Yellow and brown schlappen
Legs: Barred gold and brown rubber hackle
Collar: Brown rabbit hair (dubbing loop)
Head: Fish mask (Flymen Fishing Co.) with 3D eyes

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Strung Rooster Schlappen

Rooster Schlappen
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Schlappen are large wide and webby feathers that come from the lower saddle area of the rooster, and alongside the tail. The hackles are useful for a number of applications. Saltwater patterns use the schlappen for tails and collars on the largest patterns. The schlappen fibers make great tails, and throats on streamer patterns. Salmon and tube flies often employ schlappen for collars. The feathers have also been used by classic streamer (Carrie Stevens etc.) fly tyers for the tails throats and under shoulder elements of the fancy streamers.

Schlappen has quite long and soft fibers that flow and conform to the water flowing over it. Colors are commonly dyed over a white base, but chinchilla (grizzly-like), bronze (black and white) and other natural base colors can be used. Larger packs and unique colors that don’t appear in the fly shops can often be found on Ebay and Amazon with a bit of searching. The schlappen often comes sewn on a strip, but may also be sold loose, usually as a premium product that has a better quality.

Russian Intruder Fly Pattern tied by CanadianFlyCo

Russian Intruder Fly Recipe

Tube: 22mm brass nubby tube and long liner tube
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: 3 cones (metallic blue)
Wings: Chartreuse and blue Lady Amherst pheasant tail and pearl crystal flash
Hackle: Chartreuse and blue schlappen
Collar: Guinea fowl (blue)
Eyes: Jungle cock nail

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