Thinmint Bugger

Thinmint Woolly Bugger Fly Tying Instructions

The Thinmint Woolly Bugger is a great crayfish imitation.  The Thinmint uses multi colors to imitate the look of a crayfish.  The Thinmint Bugger works on all sorts of fish.  Trout, Bass, Carp and Pike all love the Thinmint.  The Thinmint can be tied in a variety of size, but the best are #08-12.  A gold bead can be substituted for the black, although the black is more realistic.  The Thinmint is a simple variation of the standard Woolly Bugger.  Multi colors of marabou were added and peacock herl substituted for the chenille.

Crayfish place a huge role in fish’s diet.  Crayfish are high in protein and very plentiful in both rivers and lakes.  The multi colored marabou is a great match for the irregular coloring of the crayfish.  Olive, Brown and Black are the main colors used in the Thinmint Bugger, but you can substitute other colors for special crayfish species.  A splash of burnt orange can be added for a little extra color on the Thinmint.  The Thinmint Bugger is the perfect fly for fishing Spinney Reservoir or giant Carp in Denver.

Thinmint Woolly Bugger Fly Tying Recipe:
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Hook: #08-12 Tiemco 5262>>
Thread: Olive UTC 140>>
Tail: 3 Colors of Marabou>>
Rib: Copper Brassie Wire>>
Body: Peacock Herl>>
Body2: Brown Hackle>>
Head: Tungsten Bead>>

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One Response to Thinmint Bugger

  1. Mike says:

    Looks great. Same tie but with a gold bead and some flashaboo in the tail works wonders here in WI.