Re: Wooly Bugger vs Wooly Worm
Yep the tail is the difference, but that being said, often the presentation is going to be different.
The WB is a streamer pattern and the WW is a nymph pattern. I like doing the WW body in a crystal chenille and instead of the traditional orange or red tag, I use a very short bit of marabou, more of a "tag" then a couple of strands of crystal flash tied longer than the tag. It is sort of a WB but with almost no tail. Put a peacock herl shell over the whole thing and I think you have something you guys call a "Crackle Back?" I first saw that done with a Whitlock's woolly Worm, which was a yellow chenille body, peacock herl back, grizzly hackle and either an orang or red tag, or no tag at all.
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