White bugger…

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Eperous
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White bugger…

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Too windy to fish today, so I tended to other matters including tying a few White Woolly Buggers, which I recently asked SGM board members about.

Here’s mine:
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Tail: white marabou with strands of Krystal Flash mixed colors
Body: white chenille plamered with white saddle hackle
Throat: hot orange/red thread
Head: gold cone head
Hook: #6 Mustad 9672

Mike V., thanks for the idea on using flash in the tail; Catskill classic for sure. ;) And, Eric P. thanks for the suggestion on red thread to represent fish gills and a cone head to get down deep. :D Thanks guys for your PM’s. :P Oh, maybe I wasn’t supposed to say anything bout that? :oops: :roll:

On a serious note, my interest in these was spurred on by Paul Weamer and his book on fishing the Upper Delaware River, specifically the West Branch during winter months. When it comes to streamers, Weamer recommended white due to the alewives that come from the reservoirs upriver. Maybe my size Bugger might be too small, but I more interested in “suggesting” food rather than trying to imitate it exactly.

We’ll see, hopefully in the months ahead.

Ed
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Re: White bugger…

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It's been a few years since I fished with a white woolly bugger. I used to tie yellow ones too. Yours looks great. I wouldn't be at all afraid to tie it on and fish it with confidence. ;-)
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Mike V., thanks for the idea on using flash in the tail; Catskill classic for sure. ;)
Ha!, oh right, Ed :) Actually, could you try tying the thing with some wood duck flank fibers hanging off the tail---please? :)
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Thanks guys for your PM’s. :P
:lol: :lol:

Ed, I think a better name for the fly would the White Chuck & Duck Bugger. :)

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wiFlyFisher wrote:
Thanks guys for your PM’s. :P
:lol: :lol:

Ed, I think a better name for the fly would the White Chuck & Duck Bugger. :)
John, if you ever decide to tie/fish a large Clouser Minnow, especially trying to double haul it on windy days, THAT IS A CHUCK & DUCK streamer!!! :o :shock: Make sure you wear a hat and sunglasses while performing that act... :P :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Eperous wrote:...CHUCK & DUCK ....
That's why Santa's elves invented hooded raincoats! You can recognize dedicated salmon anglers by their perforated hoods. :D

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At the risk of redundancy . . . flesh fly. :D
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Kinda like Joe Brooks "blonds." I gave one to a young fellow in the Beartooths this summer and he caught more fish than the rest of us put together....

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ewpeper wrote:... flesh fly. :D
Think of them as "spinners" after a good salmon hatch! :D

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Re: White bugger…

Post by ted patlen »

funny but people up here have never thought of using a white wb....black or olive only.

having fished over these freshly stocked trout i've noticed that they go off the wooly buggers after a few days...maybe because they get used to the standard retrieve that very, very few people stray from. after a week or so people say they become "harder to catch" or they aren't there anymore. that's when i love fishing for them 6-7x midging, wet flies, dry...much slower and rewarding. only a few anglers i've seen vary the retrieve or use different lines.

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