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Whats Jim Tying - Peach Jig Bugger

Whats Jim Tying - Peach Jig Bugger

Jim recently retired after 23 years of service in the US Army. He's the father of an awesome 6 year old son. Jim's is an avid fly fisher and fly tier. He loves all things related to two-handed rods and spey casting. His happy place would be stepping down through a run swinging flies for Steelhead, Coho, and Brown Trout in the Salmon River.


Peach Jig Bugger

Jig streamers have become extremely popular as of late.  They are super effective and a must have for your box.  Whether your tight-lining these through pocket water, or swinging these down through a riffle these flies catch fish.  This Peach Jig Bugger is a simple entry into the Jig Streamer game.  Like most patterns I tie these require minimal materials and can be tied in a variety of colors and sizes.

This month I'm tying on the Renzetti Cam Traveller 2000 and using some Dr. Slick Tools.  The Dr. Slick Bent Shaft Scissors were recommended to me by our own Guide and Bryn Mawr shop employee, Jim Lewis.  Jim has very soft, weak hands.  He has difficulty picking up things from flat surfaces and claims these scissors have single-handedly improved his tying.

Materials Needed:

Hook: AHREX AFW554 CZ Mini Jig #10

Bead: 5/32 Slotted Tungsten Fl. Peach

Thread: UNI 6/0 Olive

Tail: Marabou Blood Quills Olive

Flash: Krystal Flash Hot Orange/Pearl

Body: Medium UV Polar Chenille Olive

Collar:  India Hen Back Olive


Step 1 

Slide the bead on the hook and secure in the vise.

Step 2

Start your tying thread.

Step 3

Tie in your marabou for the tail.  I like it to be twice the length of the hook shank.

Step 4

Tie in your Krystal Flash.  A few strands will do.  The length of the tail or slightly past the tips.

Step 5

Tie in the Polar Chenille.  Move your thread forward.  Palmer the material forward using touching wraps up to the bead.

Step 6

Tie in your Hen feather by the tip.  Give it a few turns to create the collar.  I prefer the fibers to be just around the length of the hook shank.  They should cover the body when the fly is wet.

Step 7

Whip finish and apply a drop of head cement or UV resin.

Thanks for checking out the blog this month.  This is another pattern that I love because it's easy to tie and I can knock out a bunch in a short amount of time. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Recently our Event Coordinator caught his personal best Rainbow using this exact pattern! See pictures below. 

Jim Natiello



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Jim Natiello - April 29, 2022

Just give that feather a few turns right behind the bead. Unlike the traditional Woolly Bugger we’re not reverse palmering the feather back through the body.

Joe Tatarczuk - April 29, 2022

I am novice at this. I missed what happened to the hen feather after tying it at the tip.
Is it wrapped around the body? The body is heavier in the next photo.
This may not be the place for a question, but I could not see anywhere to place it.

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