Sunday, February 15, 2015

I Dub Thee, The Breast Cancer Bugger

I was doing some thinking about this Wooly Bugger as I drove home from the supermarket this morning.

When I got home I went out on the Net and searched colors for Wooly Buggers and although there are a zillion colors out there, this is not one of them.

My thoughts went to, first the pink and as everyone knows pink is the Breast Cancer Cure color. Then I thought, black for cancer, pink for the cure. Thus the Breast Cancer Bugger. 

The Brest Cancer Bugger.
Here is my recipe:

Hook: TMC 5262 size 8 or 10
Thread: Danville 6/0 Black
Tail: Black Marabou (I use J. Fair's Premium Marabou)
Flash: 2 strands Flashabou
Rib: Ultra Copper Wire, Small
Body: Pink Medium Chenielle
Hackle: Black (  I use J. Fair's Premium Bugger Hackle, Palmered)
Bear: Pirit River Bright 4.00 mm 5/32 Gold. 

I don't know if there is any dispute to the name or the color, but if there is please let me know. 

Yuki and I are going out again this week. Both with fly rods. Stay tuned.


  1. Mark, you call it whatever you want. It worked for you and fly names and fly patterns have been so over used anymore that it doesn't matter in my book. I like the color of the Bugger and thought behind it. Wish I could cast one from a tube with you.............................

  2. I'd bet that would take steelhead. Good color combo.

  3. I like how you think sir, inspirational, and I hope it provides you with many fish and more memories.

  4. I like your style, Mark. Great use of incorporating issues today, and the colors that represent them. Would make a great donation for a charitable event to provide in an auction.

  5. Mark
    A great name for a worthy cause, I hope it continues to land monster trout for you--thanks for sharing