Guest Blogger: Jerry Coviello, FFI Fly Tying Group Chairperson & Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award Recipient, DE Valley Fly Fishers President & J. Stockard Customer

When Blane Chocklett published his book on the Game Changer, I ordered it to see how this new kind of setup would work. I tied a few of them but what I was impressed with was the Micro Spine Setups. Now I could target a few panfish and bass. The Articulated Micro-Spine Bugger is a woolly bugger upgrade, This fly has more action with its 5 movable sections to give life to your fly. The hook rides upside down to prevent snagging on the bottom and the dumbbell eyes help get the fly down quickly and give a jigging action on each retrieve. Panfish, bass and trout have a new enemy and it is the Articulated Micro-Spine Bugger.


Articulated Micro-Spine Bugger Changer Fly Recipe

Hook: Kona Big Game Hunter, size #6
Thread: 6/0
Tail: Mini Marabou, black + Hackle, Indian Hen Saddle
Shanks 1, 2, 3, and 4: Fish-Skull Articulated Micro-Spine, 8 mm
Body: H20 Streamer Brush
Body: Hackle, Hen Saddle
Shank 5: Fish-Skull Articulated Fish-Spine, 15 mm
Eyes: Dumbbell
Head: H20 Streamer Brush + Hackle, Hen Saddle

Sherwoods’ Micro Diver Game Changer

Here is another fly using the Micro-Spine Setup. I started to look at other ideas while reading Blane Chocklett’s Game Changer Book. Started to look around YouTube and found Sherwood’s Micro Diver. I like the concept and can even think of other flies to incorporate the tail part of this fly. I am thinking of tying the next one with yellow and green to imitate a frog or just all natural deer hair for a mouse pattern. Here is a diver type fly that has a lot of action in the tail section. This will be enough to entice a fishes curiosity just to hit it.

Tail Section
– Fish-Skull Chocklett’s Articulated Micro-Spine – Tail Shank
– Small Saddle Hackles (can be replaced with marabou or any other tailing material)

Body Section
– Fish-Skull Chocklett’s Articulated Micro-Spine, 6 mm (3)
– Body: Cactus Chenille
– Wing: Ewing Hen Hackles
– Fish-Skull Chocklett’s Articulated Micro-Spine, 8 mm (4)
– Body: Cactus Chenille
– Wing: Hen Hackles
– Hook: Kona Universal Strong Streamer hook, size #1
– Body: Hen Hackle
– Head: Deer Hair
– Eyes: Surface Seducer Dragon Eyes, 6 mm

Happy Tying!

More about Jerry Coviello: Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Group Chairperson, FFI Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award Recipient, Delaware Valley Fly Fishers President, Fly Tyer Magazine Intermediate Skills Columnist, Fly Tying Field Editor for FlyFishers Magazine, Solarez UV Resin Pro Team Member, Dyna-King Pro Team Member, Daiichi Hooks Pro Team Member, Ewing Feather Birds Team Member

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