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Baker’s Hole Bugger

February 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Baker’s Hole Bugger is a fly pattern designed at Blue Ribbon Flies for the spawning browns in the fall that migrate through the Baker’s Hole campground. This pattern is featured in their excellent book, Fly Patterns of Yellowstone, Volume 2.   This excellent books gives the back story, recipes, and special tying instructions for several dozen patterns which have been giving trout sore lips for decades.

Here is the Baker’s Hole Bugger.

Add some weight with lead-free wire. These are meant to be fished in Yellowstone, which requires completely lead-free flies.

Add a brown marabou tail, with some root beer flash on top.

Top off the tail with yellow marabou. Yellow is thought to be a trigger for fall run brown trout.

Brown and Yellow variegated chenille and a ribbing wire.

Wind the chenille forward.

A grizzly saddle hackle, with some web.

Wrap the saddle, and counter-wrap with the ribbing wire, to finish the Baker’s Hole Bugger.

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