Steelhead Flies

Orange & Black Wooly Bugger

Materials for Orange & Black Wooly Bugger

Hook: Tiemco (or Targus) 7999, sizes 12 to 6

Thread: Black

Tail: Black Marabou with 6 to 8 strands of orange or black Krystal Flash

Body: Medium to light Orange chenille,

(A dubbing mix of Bright Blends Orange and Steelhead Orange egg yarn will also work)

Hackle: Black Saddle Hackle, palmered

In 2004, I hooked 22 fish using this fly: 17 steelhead, four chinook and one coho.


25 pound Chinook, caught 18 August 2004 on a #10 Orange & Black Wooly Bugger
18 pound, 5 ounce Steelhead, caught 3 September 2004 on a #10 Orange & Black Wooly Bugger