The Ubiquitous Woolly Bugger

Woolly BuggersAlthough I have not had the time to tie my own flies, I have had fun experimenting with doing that and look forward to the time when I will do that. Occasionally, I do go out on the Internet and watch videos on how to tie various flies and I ran into this one on the Woolly Bugger, which I really liked. I am happy with this fly this week because it caught me a really nice fish on the Little Wood. Joshua Williams ties this woolly bugger with one-hand and makes a really smart looking fly. Check it out here.

Wikipedia has a good overview on the fly and states, “The Woolly Bugger is an artificial fly commonly categorized as a wet fly or streamer and is fished under the water surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for both freshwater and saltwater game fish and is generally listed as one of the top patterns to have in any fly box…  Woolly Buggers are typically fished in streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and tidal flats. Today, Woolly Buggers are tied in a wide variety of styles and colors to imitate a wide range of game fish prey.”

Kids love the name of this fly.

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