How to Tie a Steelhead Woolly Bugger

Producer: Tim Flagler

Tier and videographer Tim Flagler: “For a hook, I like a Dai-Riki #899 in a size 6. Start by getting the hook firmly secured in the jaws of your tying vise. There’s no reason not to use heavier thread on this pattern so I’ve loaded a bobbin with a spool of black UTC 140 Denier. Start your thread on the hook shank about halfway down the return from the eye and take wraps rearward past the end of the return, and then back up to the original starting point. You can then snip the excess tag end of thread off close.”