Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
3 methods have worked for me, listed in order of most to least productive:
1. Across or down/across, throw out some line to give the bugger time to drop, follow it with rod tip facing down toward water, just as line starts to tighten up start a retrieve. Vary the speed of the strips and length and find what works. Trout around here will follow the fly down and usually take it on the up strip.
2. Cast up stream, maybe even with a small weight 6-10" above it with indicator above that, basically drifting it like a nymph. I've even cut the tails off and had better success on high water stained days this way.
3. Casting up stream and ripping it down faster than the water speed. I get a lot of chases with this method but fewer hookups than the ones above.
It's such a versatile fly that you can't go wrong at least trying it.