BugCrafters-fly tying fo everyone

Every so often we feature a new fly designed to catch fish and/or to demonsrate a fly tying technique. You can read about these flies here.

Wobble Bugger

Deke Meyers in his book Tying Bass Flies 12 of the Best, listed the Wiggle Bug as an effective bass fly. Admittedly, the fly may be hard to retrieve and picking it off the water to recast takes some effort. Fishing with a large rod using this fly all day can be tiring. However, a simple modification creates the Wobble Bugger, a fly that is easy to tie and just as effective, if not more so, than the Wiggle bug. Read More.

The Carey Special

The Carey Special has been around since 1925 when it was first tied by Colonel John Carey. This fly was recently featured in the Winter 2010 Fly Tyer magazine. It is easy to tie and only uses three materials in addition to a hook and tying thread. Read More.

Gold Rib Bead Thorax Hare's Ear Soft Hackle

Soft Hackle Flies have been around a long time. The body of the fly can be silk floss, dubbing of various animal fur, Pheasant Tail fibers, or Goose biots. The one thing they have in common is a collar of soft hackle fibers. Read More.

Gurgle Pop

The Gurgle Pop is a foam popper that is deadly on Bream and Bass. I have caught hundreds of Bass on this fly in the Boundary Waters.The fly is easy to tie. Read More.

Just A Bug

The Just a Bug is an easy to tie Bream fly. It only uses two matierials plus a hook and tying thread. Read More.