Brookie Bug Recipe
Hook - Ahrex FW570Thread:
Thread - Semperfli Nanosilk - 12/0Body:
Dubbing - Spawn Similar Seal - Shrimp OrangeHackle:
Feather - Root River HackleWing:
Feather - CDCWing Flash:
Flash - Flash, Flash - Krystal FlashFoam:
Foam - Foam - Tan - 2mmLegs:
Rubber legs - Centipede legs - XS
Recipe ByLevi Reppert
About the Brookie Bug
This versatile fly was tied up for Brook Trout but could be used for panfish, bass and other species. Levi says he uses it as a general search pattern like a Stimulator or similar. This pattern is easily customizable to match the hatch just by switching colors or dubbing. A great pattern to imitate Caddis, hex or terrestrials as well.
How to tie the Brookie Bug
Step 1: Insert hook into vise
Insert Ahrex hook into the vise
Step 2: Start thread
Tie in Semperfli thread and wrap toward the bend of the hook stop above the barb.
Step 3: Hackle
Select a strand of hackle and tie in then return thread to above the barb
Step 4: Dubbing
Dub in a small amount of Semi Seal and advance to about 75-85% of the way to the hook eye.
Step 5: Palmer
Once the body is dubbed, palmer the hackle towards the eye using as many wraps as you like to make it look “ Buggy” as you want.
Step 6: Wing
Tie off the hackle and snip the tag end. Select two CDC Feathers and tie in making sure the tips are equal to about the end of the flies body.
Step 7: Flash
Select a 3 strands of Krystal flash and tie inter middle and fold back so you now have 6 strands and trim to the same length as the cdc.
Step 8: Foam
Take a piece of 2mm foam slightly wider than the flies body and tie in directly on top of the cdc and flash.
Step 9: Legs
Tie in the legs on both sides of the hook shank. You want the legs to flare out in a “ V “ formation.
Step 10: Head
Dub the thread and wrap under the foam towards the eye to create a head. Whip finish and trim tag end. Trim the foam above the head and behind the fly to create the size you want for the fly.