Build a better bugger

Versatility meets durability

Black Wooly Bugger

I think that most fly fishers will agree that the wooly bugger is one of the most versatile flies that can be fished, and it it responsible for catching many different species of fish.  In this version of the bugger, I focus on making the fly have more movement in the water, and have better durability for multiple fish days.  I first started tying buggers like this when I would fish Strawberry Reservoir in Utah a lot.  There are HUGE Bear Lake Cutthroat with pretty big teeth in there, and if I didn't reinforce my buggers they would rarely make it past two or three fish.  This method is nothing new, but it is a simple way to build a better bug.


Here is the video...

New Updated Recipes:

Midnight Fire

Hook: Daiichi 1710 # 8 (+)
Thread: Danville's 70 - Black (+)
Tail: Black Wooly Bugger Marabou - Black (+)
Hackle: Schlappen - Black (+)
Body: Speckled Chenille - Midnight Fire (+)
Rib: UTC Wire - SM Red (+)

Lemon Lime

Hook: Daiichi 1710 # 8 (+)
Thread: Danville's 70 - Fl. Green (+)
Tail: Black Wooly Bugger Marabou - Olive (+)
Hackle: Schlappen - Olive (+)
Body: Speckled Chenille - Lime Olive (+)
Rib: UTC Wire - SM Silver (+)

Also, Uncle Ken has his own way to tie an awesome and innovative fly...  The wooly bug.  See the video here.

Uncle Ken's Wooly Bug