by Matt O’Neal of Savage Flies: Find him on his YouTube channel at Savage Flies
Created by Egbert Earl “Eggie” Bugby of Grayling, Michigan sometime between 1920-1950, the Eggie Special was once a popular fly in the area. Researched by Paul Beel of Frankenfly, the pattern here is tied with the original dressing Eggie used. For more history on the pattern, read an earlier blog post here on the J. Stockard blog by Paul.
Matt O’Neal of Savage Flies, who has a terrific YouTube channel where he shows how to tie many different flies, including the Eggie Special. Be sure to check it out and give him a follow! Watch his video below to see how to tie this interesting dry fly pattern.
And, find all the material here!
Hook: #10-12 dry fly – standard dry fly
Tail: 3-4 turkey tail fibers
Rib: Brown dry fly hackle
Body: Yellow wool
Wings: Barred ginger hackle tips
Hackle: Brown and grizzly
<iframe width="741" height="417" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sVbpEG0xHHU" title="Saving the Eggie - a nearly forgotten fly" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>