The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Flies

Flies Questions about flies. What flies work and don't work. Complete fly talk...

Like Tree10Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 02:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,758
bigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant future
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

I used to tie some small buggers commercially, and used the micro size cactus chenille as the rib/hackle over fine sizes of chenille. No feather hackle at all. They caught fish too!

Ostrich herl would work too!
__________________
My Blog: http://tidewaterflyblog.blogspot.com

Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 04:14 PM
jcw355's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 876
jcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nicejcw355 is just really nice
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjim5589 View Post
I used to tie some small buggers commercially, and used the micro size cactus chenille as the rib/hackle over fine sizes of chenille. No feather hackle at all. They caught fish too!

Ostrich herl would work too!
I use something like that a lot, just different body materials. No hackle.
__________________
Okiemountaineer
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 04:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,758
bigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant futurebigjim5589 has a brilliant future
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

For anyone who's really interested in buggers, or woolly worms, if you already have not obtained it, get a copy of Gary Soucie's book, "Woolly Wisdom".

There's a lot of good looking patterns in there, and some different ideas for the style. Some may even surprise you when you see them. I had to look at a few in there & take some time to realize that they were indeed of that style. Great reference book!
__________________
My Blog: http://tidewaterflyblog.blogspot.com

Remember, no one likes to be behind the big truck, but that's better than being under it!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 04:39 PM
mtbusman's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North Central Montana
Posts: 213
mtbusman has a spectacular aura aboutmtbusman has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

I tie buggers down to size 14, black and brown in those sizes. I tie the traditional pattern with some lead wire for weight, but I used hare's ear plus and dub the body instead of using chenille.

Most of the time I fish size 12 & 14 buggers, its smaller stream and ponds. A size fourteen bugger is great for brook trout in beaver ponds. It often saves the day.

I see no reason why a size 16 wouldn't work, too, I've just never tried it.

On the bigger rivers I love 8's and 6's with or without beadheads, cone heads, tungsten to get down deep.
__________________
"Sometimes the least important thing about fishing is fishing." --Roderick Haig-Brown
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 07:05 PM
ia_trouter's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Eastern Iowa, Quad Cities
Posts: 1,817
ia_trouter is a splendid one to beholdia_trouter is a splendid one to beholdia_trouter is a splendid one to beholdia_trouter is a splendid one to beholdia_trouter is a splendid one to beholdia_trouter is a splendid one to beholdia_trouter is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by r reese View Post
I fish 12 14 16's a lot they do well
My favorite sizes for pounder size trout. Not sure I could make it look like a bugger if any smaller.
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 07:54 PM
busbus's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 411
busbus is a splendid one to beholdbusbus is a splendid one to beholdbusbus is a splendid one to beholdbusbus is a splendid one to beholdbusbus is a splendid one to beholdbusbus is a splendid one to beholdbusbus is a splendid one to beholdbusbus is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

I made some 18s in olive and black. I don't have any 14s or 15s right now but do have 12s. They do look like nymphs, the ones I made but that is okay, too.

I am glad I found a use for material I would have otherwise thrown away. Thanks for all rhe suggestions.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” –Henry David Thoreau
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 10:25 PM
MAD777's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South Florida & the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Posts: 144
MAD777 has a spectacular aura aboutMAD777 has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

I've never considered tying buggers that small, but I can picture them using ostrich or cactus chenille. I have a lot of ostrich, hmmmm.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 12-09-2013, 11:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 185
gr8outdoorz has a spectacular aura aboutgr8outdoorz has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

Ostrich works! I tie a Mysis shrimp pattern that is basically a #16 wooly bugger with ostrich for the hackle.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 12-26-2013, 11:34 AM
monkeyboy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mudzoory
Posts: 269
monkeyboy is a jewel in the roughmonkeyboy is a jewel in the roughmonkeyboy is a jewel in the roughmonkeyboy is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

a friend ties marabou buggers sometimes with bead chain eyes for extra weight. he thinks anything smaller than a no.4 is invisible, I like small wooly buggers, they imitate leeches and dragonfly nymphs and small crawdads here in Mudzoory.

buzz
__________________

the universe in a drop of water

Norta Mudzoory
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 12-26-2013, 11:54 AM
r reese's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: N W Arkansas
Posts: 492
r reese is just really nicer reese is just really nicer reese is just really nicer reese is just really nicer reese is just really nice
Default Re: How small is too small for a Wooly Bugger?

These guys--- I make them small use stanClick the image to open in full size.215.jpg[/IMG]dard recipe

---------- Post added at 10:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:48 AM ----------

Click the image to open in full size.

---------- Post added at 10:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:49 AM ----------

Click the image to open in full size.

---------- Post added at 10:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:51 AM ----------

Black and olive-- grizzly hackle--12, 14 mostly-- fish on my 2 and 3 wt rods
kingofamberley likes this.
__________________
R Reese
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly fishing flies, lot of 19 small flies in case, small flies (Trout?) Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 11-14-2013 11:50 AM
Fly fishing flies, lot of 19 small flies in case, small flies (Trout?) Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 06-17-2013 08:50 PM
Fly fishing flies, lot of 19 small flies in case, small flies (Trout?) Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 06-09-2013 08:50 PM
Lot Assortment of 44 Small Fishing Flies in Small Plastic Box, spider, red worm Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 05-01-2012 12:30 PM
Small Boat for Small Lakes, Slow Streams Patrick Marshall General Discussion 3 06-16-2007 12:12 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.