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Wooly Bugger

#1 Post by mjsurfing » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:02 am

Hi all although not a true saltwater fly I have tied my first ever wooly bugger. I was looking at aloso using it for EP, Bass and bream (on a larger guage hook). Before I do though I would like any comments and aditional tips.

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Re: Wooly Bugger

#2 Post by cwsco » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:14 am

Looks the goods mate , nice job
What size hook are they on?
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Re: Wooly Bugger

#3 Post by RAD » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:02 pm

Looks good MJ,

It will catch Bass & EP's but will hook up a little on stags, I tie a similar fly but I use bead chain eyes for the weight so the hook rides point up and use Etsaz or Crystal Chenille for the body and either marabou or rabbit fur for the tail. If you want a little flash then use black and gold Estaz for the body.

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Re: Wooly Bugger

#4 Post by mjsurfing » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:02 pm

Thanks Rad & Cwsco for your coments and advice again. The wooly buggers were tied on Gamakatsu L10-3H for use up at the Snowy Lakes for trout.

I'm actually going to try the Muz Wilson Fuzzle and I'm going to use dumb bell eyes instead of single tung bead. I have some ​​Gamakatsu B10S #2 that I have been tying on for my salt water flies I'll give these a go for EP & bream.

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Re: Wooly Bugger

#5 Post by penguin » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:56 pm


I tend to use a heavier hook and leave off the bead which allows the fly to sink slowly and retrieve really slowly, another reason is I use a little 4# rod which makes heavy flies a pain to cast.
I have found a lot of bass suck them in without smashing them and if you keep a tight line you will just feel weight, love catching bass on the fly, good luk.


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Re: Wooly Bugger

#6 Post by Bwak » Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:02 am

I use to tie them with lead wire wraped around the the hook first then tied basically the same.
But I was in tassie chasing tailing trout in around a foot or less of water.
On the right day they would bow wave over and hammer the fly.

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