Archive for July 10th, 2011


Fly Tying & Fishing: Zug Bug

Oh my goodness. I haven’t fished a Zug Bug in years. I don’t have any. How did that happen? The Prince Nymph perhaps? Regardless, it is an awesome fly and I intend to tie some in say size 8 to size 14. I love the iridescence of the peacock sword tail and that easier to tie in mallard wingcase (only tied in at front of thorax). It can be tied, like every other subsurface fly, with a bead. But, I would tie it the original way, sans the bead, with wire wraps for weight. Silver tinsel is another less used tying material these days. I came upon the pattern while researching under body/over body tying techniques. There was the Zug Bug. A fly that 25+ years ago took many fish for me on the Metolius, Mckenzie, Deschutes, Crooked, Malheur, Minam….well, it did! How does a productive fly fade away like that? Here are a couple of examples….

Zug Bug

Zug Bug


Fly Tying: Brian Marz’ & the Chubby Chernobyl

A S-B-S tutorial by Brian Marz for a Golden Stonefly pattern just in time. Note the unique color of the pinkish-tan calf tail that Norm Woods uses for his wing material. Norm Woods’ Chubby Chernobyl by Brian Marz  The pinkish-tan calf tail may not be readily available (an Oregon thing), so you will have to substitute a non-pinkish hued calf tail. An animated, buoyant, buggy looking critter just in time for Summer.

Norm Woods' Chubby Chernobyl Golden Stone (Brian Marz)

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