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Woolly Bugger trout fly

Description

The Woolly Bugger trout fly has taken New Zealand by storm over the past two decades. This is a very versatile fly that has accounted for an enourmous number of fish. In many ways it is similar to a Dog Nobbler from the Uk though seldom has the bead head. It is usually fished deep and slow with a gentle retrieve interspersed by a short pause. It is hard to say exactly what it is meant to imitate but it works.

There are many colours but the original olive green seems to remain the most popular and productive. This fly seems to work best on large rivers or in still waters. there is no reson however why it won't take fish anywhere. Sizes from 6 - 10

Woolly Bugger
Art of Fly Fishing Calendar, 1999
© Michael Scheele

Brown Woolly Bugger
Art of Fly Fishing Calendar, 1999
© Michael Scheele

 

Type Streamer
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