Zug Bug

zug bug fly pattern


  • HOOK: 5262 or 3761, sizes 10-14; weighted
  • THREAD: Black
  • TAIL: 5-8 fibers of peacock sword
  • RIB: Silver tinsel
  • ABDOMEN: Peacock herl
  • LEGS: brown or furnace hackle, beard-style
  • WINGCASE: Mallard dyed woodduck


Zug Bugs suggest many different insects, including cased caddis and free-living caddis larvae. Besides, anything with peacock herl is a good fly to have in your box.

How to Fish

Dead drift near the bottom with the indicator or tight line presentation.

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