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20 NEW 'KICK-ASS' BUGGERS The latest Woolly Bugger Collection in mixed hook sizes 6,8,10,12
2 Bead Head Flash Harry Bugger
2 Guides Woolly Bugger
2 Flash Harry Bugger
2 Estaz Wooly Bugger
2 Flashy Bugger
2 Black/Chart Crystal Bugger
2 Bead Head Black/Chart Crystal Bugger
2 Woolly Halls Bugger Purple
2 Black Tungsten Bead Black/Chart Crystal Bugger
2 Bow River Bugger

If pattern out of stock they will be substituted for another Bugger

The Story So Far
The Wooly Bugger has to be the most popular fly in fly fishing.
The fly became popular in the late 1970's through the innovation of Russell Blessing of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While it has it may have its origins in the very old (British) pattern the Woolly Worm, it is now a World standby.
But arguably the most popular fly in a fly box And considering the versatility of the Wooly Bugger it is not hard to imagine how this happened.
Woolly Buggers, in this multitude of sizes and colours, catch trout, bass, salmon, steelhead, Arctic char, northern pike, bluegills, drum, goldeye, walleye, sauger, sunfish and even carp.Etc Etc  It would not be an exaggeration to say that there is hardly a fish that swims in fresh or salt water that could not be caught with a Woolly Bugger. This wide-ranging success is due to the fact that these flies are be used to imitate a variety of fish food forms, including baitfish, crustaceans, damsel/dragon fly nymphs, salamanders and leeches. . So with this resume why would anyone ever fish with anything else?  That is because fish don’t have Wooly Buggers in their food chain.
Here is the rub, if you are catching fish on your Wooly Buggers what did the fish “think” it was eating? We all know there is no such thing as “wild” wooly buggers or a wooly bugger “hatch” so has the fish made a mistake? No the fish just reacted to what it “thought” it was eating. But what about fish that take there time before ingesting? The older, cautious, bigger, more wary fish may take that extra second to examine the wooly bugger and then reject it as non food. So you are catching fish with your wooly buggers why change? Truly I don’t know but the root, I feel, of fly fishing is figuring out exactly what the fish are eating (or at least willing to eat). And that means learning just a little more about the nature of our fly fishing quarry.
If you catch fish on the ubiquitous black wooly bugger then guess what…the fish probably thought it was a black leech. So why not go full out and fish leech patterns? Maybe that big older fish might use that extra time that it would have used to reject the WB to accept your leech fly.
Of course that opens a new chapter. Leeches can be black or light brown with mottling. Then do you tie a marabou or rabbit strip leech? Or maybe a chamois leech with hand done mottling. Do you weight it and how much and so on.
Maybe the fish thought your brown wooly bugger was a crayfish , The olive wooly bugger might be seen as an emerging or migrating damselfly/dragonfly nymph.
We now add some more patterns to this outstanding Fly





Product Code: NEWP38

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