The Tagarti is a modified Woolly Bugger. It's the result of my trying to get a bobbing up and down motion to the fly when using a short fast jerky retrieve. So we got a Bobbed Tail.

The way in which the tail material is tied on to the hook shank is an important part of the flies action in the water. Tying in the tail material in this manner adds buoyancy to the fly that allows it to be fished just below the surface and this seems to attract the trout. I believe the Bobbed Tail also enhances its appeal.