05-15-2013, 10:04 AM
Re: Do you Woolly Bugger?
Eunan, you'll like this
When Don Bastain spoke at our club over the winter he mentioned numerous times fishing for Maine brook trout and land locked salmon with both a gray ghost bugger and a gray and white bugger. Not that buggers are hard to figure out, but I couldn't picture a gray ghost so I wrote him about it.
Here's what he said:
Glad you enjoyed my presentations & tying. Thanks for your message. I
decided to send this direct to you, and I'll get the Gray Ghost Bugger
posted on the blog at a later date.
Gray Ghost Bugger
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Danville Orange Chenille #7
Weight: 15 - 18 wraps .020 or .025 lead wire'
Hook: #4, #6, #8, 4x long
Also effective with a 3/32" silver bead head, (cut lead wire amount in half.
Gray & White Bugger
All same except white chenille body
Both patterns fish best on a sink tip. Good luck!
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart