Buggs Patterns

When developing Buggs Fishing Lures, we drew upon the most successful fly tying patterns as inspirations. These are time-tested patterns that have fooled fish all over the world. Here you’ll learn about these patterns, what makes them successful, and how we have applied them to Buggs. You’ll enjoy the story behind each of these flies, and meet the originator.

We’re excited to bring these patterns to lure fishermen through our Buggs Fishing Lures. The unique tying processes and materials used in these flies are combined with custom designed, weighted jigheads, putting the power of these patterns on the end of baitcast and spinning equipment. Success has been instant on our earliest creations, and we’re looking forward to the development of more.

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Scott Sanchez’s Double Bunny

We had to start here as the Double Bunny was absolutely instrumental in the creation of Buggs Fishing Lures. I learned about Scott Sanchez’s pattern a few years ago, and have been tying with bunny ever since. It is both the perfect fly tying material and a frustrating material to fly fish with. It also has a unique history as this pattern was effectively banned from the most well know fly fishing competition in the US.

I know you’ll enjoy story of this essential fly pattern. You’ll also learn how the limitations of bunny as a fly-tying material make it absolutely perfect for Buggs Fishing Lures.

Double Bunny Fly | Learn More

Bob Nauheim’s Crazy Charlie

When developing our Bonefish Collection, we sought out the fly tying patterns of the most successful bonefish flies. One that has stood the test of time and inspired countless imitations is the Crazy Charlie Fly. We started here, and we’ll tell you why.

Did you know that the Crazy Charlie wasn’t even the original name? And did you know that it wasn’t tied to imitate a shrimp? Follow the link below to learn more, and find out how we utilized rabbit strips for our Loco Bugg.

Crazy Charlie Fly | Learn More

McVay’s Gotcha

As we set about creating effective lures for the Gulf Coast, essential Bonefish patterns were a perfect place to start. Redfish behave very similarly to bonefish as they cruise the shallow flats looking for shrimp, crabs, and baitfish. The Gotcha fly is a top bonefish fly that imitates a small shrimp. I’ve caught bonefish on it fishing Andros Island in the Bahamas. Turns out this is where it was developed and first used.

Follow the link to learn the story and to see how we’ve applied our mission to the creation of the Gotcha Bugg.

Gotcha Fly | Learn More

Nate’s Money Maker Salmon Fly

Ever caught King Salmon on a fly while sight casting in small streams not quite as wide as your bedroom? That’s exactly what I did during July of 2010 in an unforgettable trip to Lake Marie Lodge in Alaska. These fish put our 10 weights to the test, as well as our persistence. We came back with many fond memories and a new fly pattern I know you’ll like.

Follow the link to learn the story, see this pattern, and a huge fish it accounted for.

Money Maker Salmon Fly | Learn More

Here’s a sneak preview of the Fly Tying Patterns you’ll learn about in the future. And hopefully you’re interested in how this applies to Buggs…… To always be informed of new content and developments here at Buggs Fishing Lures, subscribe to the newsletter at the top right of this page.

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