I have a number of sculpted bucktail/deerhair bugs still in stock. Most bass bugs available commercially are crafted with deer belly hair but I prefer making mine with top quality bucktail from the states as well as locally sourced Fallow deer. These hairs are much more robust and bugs made with them will withstand more of a beating from predators than a bug crafted from deer belly hair.

My range includes frogs, mice, birds, dahlberg type divers, andino deceivers, large pike bugs and poppers . Tied on Gamakatsu B10 with or without weedgaurds. These bugs have been travelling to fabled waters abroad from the Amazon through to the Thames, lashing large predators like pike , golden dorado and peacock bass. Check out whats available below or contact me for any special bug you like. I will tie to your requirements or for whichever destination you are planning to visit. Contact me at :  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

A stunning subsurface micro pattern that has deceived a few good trout in highwater and adverse weather, Baetis mayflies make up a considerable percentage of a stream trout's diet. This pattern is tied on #20 down to #24 BIG EYE hooks for easy tippet threading, available in a choice of Tungsten, plastic or glass bead.

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The Pirata africana, Water wolf Spider is very common along the banks and on boulders in the streams of the Western Cape. The Waterwolf was designed as a Sunken spider pattern purely for the reason that this species can dive under water and remain submerged for up to an hour, shrouded in a blanket of air. The CDC abdomen traps a layer of air around it but the heavy underbody and bead gets the pattern down. Tied #12 down to #16.

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A floating pattern imitating Pirata africana. This spider is very common in the Fynbos biome along streams and is adept to walking swiftly over the water. I developed this pattern with prime floatation in mind and is almost entirely made with Larvalace foam. It has Pheasant tail fibres for legs and a dubbed CDC underbody. Tied in reverse the egg sac makes a highly visible sighter. The pattern has proved very succesful even on days when the trout have not been co-operative with other dry patterns, the wide silhouette it casts being the plus fdactor here. Tied #12 down to #16.

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This sunken ant was developed to represent Camponotus maculatus , commonly known as the Spotted Sugar Ant, which occurs prolifically in the Fynbos biome. This ant works magic on stream and is a go to pattern for me before considering normal nymph patterns. It has proven itself over and over as a definate trout magnet. Tied #16 down to #24, with a choice of tungsten , plastic or glass bead.

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