Every occasionally, you discover a fly pattern that simply appears to work for you, in a range of circumstances. (For me recently, this has actually been the Tunghead Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Jig in purple.) Last summer season, while fishing in northwestern Montana with Linehan Outfitting Company, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions was presented to a basic Perdigon-looking nymph called Uke’s Brown Bug, and the fly has actually carried out nearly amazingly for him since. He’s captured huge trout from Iceland to Argentina and all over in between, and it’s turned into one of his go-to patterns, whether he’s fishing a single nymph, a tandem rig, or a hopper-dropper setup.
In this week’s terrific how-to video, Tim reveals you how to connect Uke’s Brown Bug, which is really rather simple– if you do whatever simply as Tim reveals you. From showing how to appropriately orient the bead on the hook, to tying-in the red Ultra Wire so it does not disrupt the tail, Tim’s direction will assist you end up being a much better tier in general. He’s constantly concentrated on the very best, most effective method to carry out each action, and we are all the recipients of his genius.
Uke’s Brown Bug
Hook: Barbless jig hook (here, a Lightning Strike JF2), sizes 8-18.
Bead: Gold tungsten slotted bead, 7/64-inch.
Thread: Rusty brown, 6/0 or 140-denier.
Weight: Lead-free round wire,.020.
Tails: Medium Pardo Coq de Leon fibers.
Rib: Red Ultra Wire, little.
Body: Connecting thread.
Head: Connecting thread, colored with black long-term marker.
Finishing: UV resin or Sally Hansen Extreme Use nail polish.
Tools: Bodkin, plunger-style hackle pliers, whip-finish tool.