Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Woolly Bugger (Variant)

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A small variation over the black Woolly Bugger utilizing the mobility of rabbit fur.

Probably my best fly on this river. I tie them in black (hellgrammite or leech), brown (crayfish), and gray, usually weighted with lead wire or a bead or two. I like to use a rabbit strip as a tail for slower water. I think a Grey, Black or Copper Frede would translate very well here.

Pattern type: 
Wet fly
Difficulty: 
Easy
Materials: 
Hook
Mustad 4xl streamer size 8
Tail
Black rabbit strip
Underbody
Lead wire on front half of shank
Hackle
Palmered grizzly saddle
Body
Black plastic leech yarn (similar to estaz, but much more sparse)
Head
Tying thread
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