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  • Articulated Micro-Spine Bugger Changer: Fly Tying Tutorial
  • Caleb Welborn
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Articulated Micro-Spine Bugger Changer: Fly Tying Tutorial

Taking the Iconic Woolly Bugger Fly to the Next Level

While the original Woolly Bugger gets its movement in the water from the undulation of its marabou and hackle body materials, the Bugger Changer combines this body material undulation with lifelike articulation, made possible at this micro scale with the new Fish-Skull Chocklett's Articulated Micro-Spine system.

In this Bugger Changer fly tying tutorial, Blane Chocklett walks you through how to tie this fly in detail, including tips and tricks on tying with the new Articulated Micro-Spine system.

Fly Recipe

  • Hook: Kona Big Game Hunter, size #6
  • Thread: 6/0
  • Tail: Mini Marabou, black + Hackle, Indian Hen Saddle
  • Shanks 1, 2, 3, and 4: Fish-Skull Articulated Micro-Spine, 8 mm
  • Body: H20 Streamer Brush
  • Body: Hackle, Indian Hen Saddle
  • Shank 5: Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine, 15 mm
  • Eyes: Dumbell
  • Head: H20 Streamer Brush + Hackle, Indian Hen Saddle

About the NEW Articulated Micro-Spine

Tie realistic micro flies with true-to-life movement and take your trout and small fly fishing to the next level with Chocklett’s Articulated Micro-Spine.

Created in partnership with renowned fly tyer and fishing guide Blane Chocklett, the new Chocklett's Articulated Micro-Spine allows fly tyers to take the Game Changer style of fly tying to completely new territory. 

The sky is the limit for realistically imitating insects, small baitfish, crustaceans, and other aquatic critters with never-before-possible lifelike movement. The new triangular back-loop design reduces the gap between segments and makes it easier to fit in your fly tying vise jaws.

The system is comprised of 3 different shanks (8mm, 6mm and a 6mm long Tail Shank) which can be connected ("daisy chained") in a limitless number of different combinations to create virtually any highly articulated, small fly you desire.

  • Caleb Welborn
  • fly fishingfly tyingstreamer fishingvideo

Comments on this post (1)

  • Oct 30, 2019

    I already ordered some up! So when is the book coming?

    — Chris

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