The Capilano Jig-A-Bugger Fly Recipe and Tying Video

The Capilano Jig-A-Bugger Fly Recipe and Tying Video

There is no arguing the effectiveness of a twitching jig for Coho Salmon; if only there was a way to emulate the same action while fishing a fly....there is now!

Utilizing a small Ahrex Jig hook and a heavy tungsten bead, we can do the exact same thing anglers are doing with a gear setup with our fly rods. This is a heavily weighted fly that we typically fish on a fast-sinking type 7 sinking line because of the depth of the Canyon pools on the Capilano.

A short quick erratic strip is what I would start with. If that doesn’t work, slow it down and start increasing the length of the strip until those fish eat that little bugger!

Fly Recipe

Hook: AhrexFW  555 CZ Mini Jig Hook, Size 10

Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70D Fl. Chartreuse

Bead: Wapsi Tungsten Slotted Bead, 5/32, Gold

Lead Wire: Wapsi .015, 10 or 12 Wraps

Tail: Wapsi Wooly Bugger Marabou.  Hareline Crystal Flash, Fl. Chartreuse

Body: Hareline Micro Polar Chenille, UV Chartreuse  

Rib: UTC Ultra Wire, Brassie, Gold

Hackle: Hareline Half Saddle, Dyed Chartreuse

Capilano Jig-A-Bugger Fly

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by 

Sea-Run Fly & Tackle at #110 1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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