Introduction: How to Tie a Mini Wooly Bugger
For this the only fly tying materials you will need are hackle feathers, a vice, a hook, and head cement. You can even substitute the head cement with clear nail polish. Sorry for the photo quality, it was taken with an iPod camera.
Step 1: Gather These Supplies
Pipe cleaner, a small streamer hook, a fuzzy craft feather, a small bead, head cement, hackle feathers, and sewing thread.
Step 2: Starting the Fly
Slide the bead onto the hook. Secure with thread and tie on the a clump of the fuzzy feather. (called marabou)
Step 3: Pipe Cleaner Time
Tie in the pipe cleaner securely. You may have to cut some of the fuzz off to make it proportional.
Step 4: Hackles!
Tie the hackle in beside the pipe cleaner. Wrap the thread up to the front of the fly. This is important.
Step 5: More Pipe Cleaner
Evenly wrap the pipe cleaner to the front of the fly. Secure it and cut it off.
Step 6: Palmer It.
Palmer the hackle forward and tie it off. (Look it up if you don't know what palmer means)
Step 7: Snip Snip
If you used too big of a hackle feather like me, clip it to size.
Step 8: Good Job
Tie it off and put some head cement on the wraps. Cut off the thread. Tell your friends how good you are at fly tying.
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