Sunday, November 01, 2009

RIP: Russ Blessing Inventor of the Wooly Bugger

If you tie flies, most likely the first fly you ever learned to tie was the Wooly Bugger. If you fly fish for trout there is also a very good chance that your first trout was on a Wooly Bugger. According to an article from, Russ Blessing, inventor of the Wooly Bugger passed away last week after a battle with cancer. Mr. Blessings simple and prolific contribution to the sport of fly fishing most certainly will live on in angler's fly boxes and tyers vises.


Anonymous said...

Best freshwater fly ever?

Murdock said...

Darn close. If I was told I could only have one fly for fresh water fast or still it would probably be some variation of the bugger. Hmmm salt... Striper on the bugger?