Published Apr 9. 2013 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 9. 2013

Black Woolly Bugger (w/variations)

Sometimes, the quote "back-to-basics" is appropriate, and there is no better fly to remind us of that than the Woolly Bugger. This fly has a place in every fly fisherman's fly box, plus the majority of those new to fly tying have undoubtedly cut their teeth on this pattern. During this tutorial, I offer the original tie, but with a few minor variations; I invite you to share any of your own in these comments or as a video response.
The hook featured in this fly tying tutorial is from Allen Fly Fishing ( and I recommend you checking it out for your tying needs.
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