Maribou Wolly Bugger
Tail & Body:
Mustad 79858 #6
Black 6/0
Black Maribou
Black Schlappen

The Wolly Bugger is one of the standard issue patterns for Trout, Salmon, and Steelhead in all the Great Lakes Tribs. Typically the pattern is tied with chenille instead of maribou for the body. Using the maribou instead of the chenille saves a step as well as gives it a little better action. Try it, you just might find you use this substitution on many more flies.

Step By Step:
Start with a thread base.
Tie in schlappen by the TIP.
Take a maribou feather slick it back and place on top of the hook, tips back to form the tail.
Tie it on at the rear of the hook, directly over where you tied in the schlappen. Run your thread up to just behind the eye of the hook.
Twist the maribou feather to form a "dubbing rope".
Wrap up to just behind the eye, secure.

Wrap the schlappen feather up to just behind the eye of the hook also, trim excess, half hitch or whip finish. Cement if desired.

Tied By: Eric Zadorecky.