Friday, December 21, 2012

Articulated Fly - Galloup's Articulated Boogie Man - warm water fly fishing

Well, this is my second attempt at Galloup's Articulated Boogie Man.  I may tie the Bottom's Up but I need some rubber cones.  I didn't see any at the shop.  I can't wait to try these out on some smallmouth bass.  AND I KNOW SOME FAT PANFISH WILL TAG THIS WAGGING FLY.

It's been refreshing to get out of the box and do something different other than foam.  I'm gonna show a few pics I put on Instagram.  Not much but it's something.

This is the back end of the fly.  Basically tied up a Bugger with Schlappen and Estaz.

In this photo, I am using a threader to place beads on the connector.  The connector can be backing, mono, or a durable craft wire.

I'll probably post more pics as I tie up some different articulated flies.  I have only made 4 or 5 of them and Lord knows, I need to make some improvements on these patterns.  I usually tie the eyes in so the hooks ride upside down.  Not on this fly though.  Working my way to the Sex Dungeon but instead of deer hair, I may just use a rubber popper body for the cone shaped head.

Just go to youtube and search "articulated flies" and you can find folks tying these up.


  1. With all this big meaty stuff, you'll be catching some hawgs if you're not careful. Just to be on the safe side, you better not cast 'em in any deep fishy looking pools.

    1. Not only for smallmouth but some LMB too. A few holes got shut down and I think these streamers may help me be successful in locating a few new spots.