This micro bugger was inspired by competition fly anglers that used small, heavily weighted streamers to jig across deep pools and pockets. Surprisingly, these flies are incredibly effective when dead drifted or euro-nymphed through runs. The heavy tungsten bead coupled with the simple profile allows this streamer to dive fast and get keep into the feeding zones. Its flashy body grabs attention as it reflects sunlight deep in pockets of water while the marabou tail sparks movement. This is one micro streamer we love to use as an anchor fly within our nymphing rigs or jigging across the stream to large trout.
Drift this mini streamer under an indicator or strip slowly as you would with other streamers. Tungsten beads are highly sought after for nymphing enthusiasts for it’s heavier weight and ability to drive nymphs down to the bottom quickly. Coupled with the barbless jig hook, these tungsten beaded flies are a deadly fly combo.