Chuggers




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Yellow Red Head

This is my version of the "Yellow - Red Head." One of five deer hair bugs in Dave Whitlock's Red Head Series.


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Orange Red Head

This is my version of the "Orange - Red Head." One of five deer hair bugs in Dave Whitlock's Red Head Series.


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Roach Red Head

This is my version of the "Roach - Red Head." One of five deer hair bugs in Dave Whitlock's Red Head Series.


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Green Red Head

This is my version of the "Green - Red Head." One of five deer hair bugs in Dave Whitlock's Red Head Series.


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White Red Head

This is my version of the "White - Red Head." One of five deer hair bugs in Dave Whitlock's Red Head Series.


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Pete's Popper

Pete's Poppper is named for my dad who loved to cast Bucktail Spoons for smallmouth bass on Northwest Iowa's Raccoon River.


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FenceRider Chugger - Yellow

The Yellow FenceRider is one in a series of Chuggers for bass and bluegills that casts easily on a 6wt. rod.


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Hot Lips

The Hot Lips is a two-lipped popper created by Curt Nordrum and featured in Tim Holshlags book "Smallmouth Flyfishing" as a excellent Smallmouth Bass popper.


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Zook's Pencil Popper

I'm not much at crafting flies from foam, cork, or balsa but when I saw this neat little popper in our state fly fishing association magazine, The Flyline, and read how successful it had been for its originator, I had to tie it. I'm glad I did.


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Jack's Fence Rider Bug

This little hair bug was created by Jack Ellis, author of "The Sunfishes - A Fly Fishing Journey of Discovery," to effectively take both Largemouth Bass and Blugills.


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The Gartside Gurgler

The Gurgler was originally intended for freshwater Bass. Gurgler variations are also effective on many saltwater gamefish.


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Hipp's Soft-Foam Popper

This neat little popper can be tied in five easy steps. See how Anthony Hipps, one of our featured fly tiers from Lexington, North Carolina, ties it.


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Messinger Bucktail Frog

This pattern represents the highest form of hair bug tying art. For information on how you can learn to tie the Bucktail Frog the way Joe Messinger, Jr. ties it go to the "Featured Tiers" page and scroll down to "A Tribute to Joe Messinger."


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The Perfect Popper

The Perfect Popper is made from a pre-formed popper body attached to a Mustad Bass Bug Hook, colored with waterproof markers, and sealed with Sinful Pleasures Nail Enamel. An article in the Summer 2010 issue of Fly Tyer Magazine gives the complete instructions for building the Perfect Popper and its companion the Perfect Pencil Popper.

DocumentThe Perfect Popper

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Perfect Pencil Popper

The perfect Pencil Popper is a great lure to use when bass are after baitfish in the shallows. It is a companion to the Perfect Popper. Click on the link below to get the tying instructions from an article published in Fly Tyer Magazine titled Perfect Poppers for the Top Water Bite.

DocumentTie the Perfect Pencil Popper

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