Woolly Buggers???

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Eperous
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Woolly Buggers???

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Almost afraid to post this question of Sparse, but... :oops:

... does anyone tie any white Woolly Buggers? :o :shock:

If so, what color hackle do you use/suggest? :roll:

Thanks... ;)

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I use white hackle, sometimes with a bead or cine head. :D

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White hackle, which was an intuitive choice at first but worked so well I've never changed.

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It's worth tying some using pale grizzly, as well as a medium dun. I like the pure white early AM and PM, but especially when the sun is out, "moderating" the white a bit can pay bonuses.

Another feature worth considering is "racing stripes." By that I mean a single strip of Flashabout (I prefer pearl) extending under the hackle from the head all the way back to the end of the tail. Often that outfishes the plain versions, whether all white or with the grizzly or dun hackle.

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I am appalled, I thought only low life Left Coasters would fish such an ugly fly :twisted: Eric can you believe this?
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David Roberts wrote:I am appalled, I thought only low life Left Coasters would fish such an ugly fly :twisted: Eric can you believe this?
David, Eric doesn't check this category... :oops: :o :shock: :roll: dry flies only for Mr. P..... :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I caught perhaps my biggest and certainly my most memorable smallmouth bass on a large, all-white Woolly Bugger while wading the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Every once in a while I try it again, but lightning has, to date, not struck twice.
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OK enough of being a wise guy. I have used a white Bugger with gold bead and red thread head and caught real nice Sea Run Cutthroat here on the Rogue. I used white hackle.
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Isn't this what some call a "flesh fly"? Why not just skin out a rodent of some sort?
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ewpeper wrote:... "flesh fly"?
Might be if the fish were conditioned to flesh, but only if dead drifted. As most of us are talking about fishing it, we're stripping it like a streamer. It's always been a streamer to me and is listed in shops as such, even when they also sell flesh flies. All the most effective flesh flies I know are tied with rabbit, weighted, and fished dead drift.

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