Bullhead – Dave Lindsay (McFluffchucker)

Dave is a fly tyer from Scotland and his tying caught my eye a few years ago. His baitfish patterns are some of the best I’ve seen. He does a lot of pike fishing. You can read all about McFluffchucker’s adventures on his blog. Now I’ll let Dave tell you more about the Bullhead fly pattern.

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Bullheads are an amazing fly. They work just like glidebaits, when stripped, deadly. The trick with tying these is all about getting the head shape and weight right. I used to make these exclusively with EP Fiber but now I make them with Deer Creek’s Gliss and Glint. Plus this is due to the fact I can get a far better body shape and the flash is built in, saving a fair amount of time making them. Here’s the recipe:

Hook- 6/0 wide gaped hook
http://www.spanglefish.com/hookeyeandfly/index.asp?pageid=391193
Thread – phantom thread or clear mono
http://www.spanglefish.com/hookeyeandfly/index.asp?pageid=439524
Body – gliss and glint plus perch (or colour your choice)
http://www.deercreek.co.uk/DEER-CREEK-MATERIALS.html
Varnish – a touch clear varnish
http://www.deercreek.co.uk/RESIN-S-AND-GLUE-S.html
Glue – croc glue (the toughest glue on the plane)
http://www.deercreek.co.uk/RESIN-S-AND-GLUE-S.html
Eyes – 8mm hard eyez
http://www.spanglefish.com/hookeyeandfly/index.asp?pageid=403155

Go here for a full step-by-step of the Bullhead pattern.
http://mcfluffchucker.blogspot.com/p/latest-step-by-step.html

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