I used a Tiemco TMC403BLJ.  This is a barbless jig hook with a wide gap.  This Short (Fat) bugger will travel across the bottom with the hook up.  This will eliminate the hook getting caught on the bottom.  I also have listed the materials in the order that they are tied on.  The way the body is tied, makes this a tuff and strong fly, will not come apart.  Fish by letting fly sit on bottom then move it a little and let it sit again. Fly tied by Dennis Stead – size 10.


  1. Hook: Tiemco TMC403BLJ
  2. Hook Size:  8, 10, 12, 14, 16
  3. Head: Brass Bead or Tungsten
  4. Weight: If Brass Bead is used, add lead wire
  5. Thread: UTC-Thread 8/0 or 6/0
  6. Tail: Marabou (opt.–Grizzle tip for tiger tail or Krystal Flash)
  7. Hackle: Color to match bugger color
  8. Body: Peacock Herl
  9. Hot Core: Madeira Prism White, or White Antron

Tying instructions:  They are to follow but if you look at one of the Short (Fat) Bugger (BH) Olive on this web sight.