Sunday, July 09, 2006

Ode to Something Wooly

If you are a fly tyer then the first fly you probably ever tied was a wooly bugger. If you are a fly fisherman there is a good chance it is also the first fly that you ever fished. What is it about this large fly that makes it both easy to tie and able to entice just about anything that swims to bite it?

"The wooly bugger is a large, somewhat unsophisticated streamer fly that does not represent the classic approach to fly fishing. I used to believe the best fly fishermen caught the most trout with the smallest flies and the lightest tippet they could use."


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