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    Default HOW TO TIE A WOOLY BUGGER - Fly of the week - Oct 24, 2011

    HOW TO TIE A WOOLY BUGGER


    You don't need to read this. You know how to tie a wooly bugger. It was one of the first flies you learned to tie, right? You tie in a tail of marabou, a saddle hackle and a length of chenille at the rear of the hook. Bring the thread and then the chenille to the head. Palmer the hackle forward and tie off. Finish the head and cut the thread. Head cement, tinsel and wire ribs are all options but that's the basic wooly bugger.

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    I have been staring at that pattern for a week. It's not a Woolly Bugger. Sorry, it's not. It might be a fish catching machine, but Woolly Bugger it is not.

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    DUB,

    I am with you on that observation. I would put it in with my leech patterns, but, no matter what you call it, I feel it will be a very productive pattern. I intend to tie up a few in black, olive and brown and maybe a mixture of colors.

    Appreciate the pattern and the sharing....
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    HI guys, The article really wasn't supposed to about how to tie that fly. It was aimed at beginning tiers who think they can only tie flies from a recipe. That fly was chosen as a substitute for a woolly bugger that would work even if you had none of the standard ingredients. It actually came out of an attempt to tie a useful fly with only one inexpensive material. As I had hoped it fishes very much like a woolly bugger. I usually refer to it as a crafty bugger.
    No one is making more water. Use what we have wisely.

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