Carey Bugger




                              Fly Pattern: Carey Bugger


                       Tier's Name: Erik Simpson        Email: see roster 
                       Date: May 16, 2008.              Phone: see roster

    Fly Originator and History: Successfully fished by an unknown Puyallup guide 
    fly fisherman at Anderson Lake on a sunny day in May when no other pattern 
    would work. The lake had a heavy algae bloom on with only about 4' visibility.

                                       How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader: Intermediate with a full sinking tip.
    Depth: On or near the bottom and below the algae bloom.
    Suggested retrieve: Slow leech like retrieve with pauses and occasional twitches. 
    Then increase retrieve number and speed until you find the combination that 
    works for that day.
    Comments: The Carey bugger moving through the water has the movement and natural 
    buggy appearance to appeal to fish. 
                                                    
                                       Fly Material
    Hook make /size / length: Mustad 9672 or equivalent, 3 x L.
    Thread: size / color /type: 6.0 Olive or Black. 
    Weighted? Y/n :  No.
    Tail material / size / color: Black Marabou, and  2 or 3 Strands of Flashabou
    Body material /color: Trilobal Olive Dubbing.
    Ribbing material: Thin copper wire. 
    Thorax size / color: Same as body.
    Plamered Hackle: size / color: Black and green died grizzly hackle the length 
    of the hook gap.
    Hackle: Olive and brown pheasant tail feather at least the length of the body..
    Head size / color: Small black or olive thread head.  

                                       Tying Steps
    1. Tie on the thread just behind the eye and wrap it back to a point
    just above the end of the barb. Then wrap forward to up to the 1/4 starting point. 

    2. Moisten and tie in the marabou tail and flashabou from the point to above barb. 
    The tail should be at least the length of the shank. Trim excess marabou and wrap 
    thread forward to the 1/4 point. 

    3. Tie on the copper wire about 5 shank lengths, cut, and pull the copper wire 
    back over the tail. 

    4. Make a double thread wrap and then form a dubbing loop and wrap the thread 
    forward to the 1/4 point. 

    5. Insert a long thin strand of trilobal dubbing into the dubbing loop and 
    twist until the dubbing forms a loose rope. Remove any excess dubbing. 
    Wrap the dubbing loop forward and away from you to the 1/4  point and tie off.

    6. Tie in a hackle feather by the stem at the 1/4 point with feather tip pointing 
    backward with the shiny side up. Secure the stem with two thread wraps forward, 
    two behind and one  forward.

    7. Moisten and hold back the hackle feather barbules. Palmer the hackle to 
    the rear 4 or 5 times and away from you to a point above the barb point.

    8. Then secure the hackle with two wraps of copper wire and wrap it  forward 
    carefully through palmered hackle to the 1/4 point, make two wraps, and break 
    or cut off any wire excess.

    9. Then tie in the pheasant hackle and wrap forward about 2 to 3 times away 
    from you and secure the hackle with a half hitch, tie off and remove excess.

    10. Make a small thread head, whip finish and glue.

                                             Erik Simpson, 06.02.08