I've been tying so much big stuff lately, I thought I'd go small(er)(ish), with some size 10 mini-buggers with a conehead. Usually when you get down around 8 or 10, you start to use a bead on buggers sometimes, but in this case I used a conehead so the fly will get down deep fast. I tied these up for the stockers in the deep pockets and maybe some Brookies. The exact same recipe as the woolybugger, except I substituted chenille for dubbing, and put a small ring of dubbing up fron to cover any thread wraps and to not have the conehead slide back. And just a tip: to increase speediness in tying have all of your hooks ready with beads on them, saves a bunch of time.
Thread: UTC 70 Denier Fl. Green + Black
Hook: Tiemco 5262 Size 10
Conehead: Wapsi Nickel Small
Marabou: Rumpf Olive
Dubbing (Instead of Chenille): Prism SLF Olive
Hackle: Whiting Bugger Packs Olive
|I tied a dozen olive and a dozen black|