More to Xplor: Make a Wooly Bugger Fishing Lure

By | April 1, 2010
From Xplor: April/May 2010

Materials and tools needed

  • Fuzzy feather
  • Plastic bead
  • Tape
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Size 2 cricket hook
  • Scissors


  1. Measure the end of the feather as long as the hook shank.
  2. Hold the feather so the part you just measured sticks out behind the hook. Wrap tape around the feather and hook.
  3. Cut off the feather just behind the hook eye.
  4. Twist the pipe cleaner around the hook, just above the bend. Continue wrapping forward to the hook eye. Keep your wraps tight and close. Leave the excess pipe cleaner sticking out.
  5. Thread a bead onto the pipe cleaner and push it over the hook eye.
  6. Bend the pipe cleaner over the top of the bead. Cut it off just behind the bead, and bend it down toward the hook. Tie the woolly bugger to your fishing line and pinch on some split shot for weight.

Now, you're ready to fish!

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