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.
An American friend tried the Tagarti on Bass on a trip back to the states and he tells me the bass just loved this fly.
It has also produced well when fished on a sinking line in Lakes. Have Fun. Jax
- Tail: Pheasant Cock Rump feathers from either side ofthe base of the tail
- Body Hackle: Brown Whiting Cock Hackle with Whisks one and a half to twice the hook gape
- Body: Brown Chenille
- Wing: None
- Head Hackle: Same as Body Hackle
- Topping: Peacock Sword Whisks
- Head: Tying Thread
- Hook: Black Magic B6 # 6 to 10
- Thread: Black Polyester or Uni Thread
STEP 1 Wrap Hook shank with thread from eye to bend and back to near eye
STEP 2: Tie in Tail Material with firm wraps working back to the bend
STEP 3: Clip Tail to size and clip excess material around eye. I clip the tail this way to impart a bobbing up and down movement to the fly during the retrieve. The fish love it!!
STEP 4: Tie in Body Hackle
STEP 5: Tie in Brown Chenille for body and run thread up to near the eye
STEP 6: Wrap the Chenille toward the eye in close tight turns and tie off. Clip excess from around eye
STEP 7: Spiral wrap the Body Hackle in tight turns forward toward the eye and tie off securely
STEP 8: Tie in the Head Hackle
STEP 9: Spiral the Head Hackle back toward the bend One third of the Body
STEP 10: Now wrap the remainder of the Head Hackle Toward the eye and tie off
STEP 11: Tie in Six to eight Whisks from a Pea Cock Sword the same height as the Hackle Whisks
STEP 12: Clip excess materials from around the eye and tidy the head up.
STEP 13: Whip Finish the head and clip the thread and apply Head Cement
STEP 14 GO FISH!!
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