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Old 04-08-2014, 12:47 AM
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Default Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?

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Has anyone tried tieing two wolly buggers on the same tippet to increase your chances ?
There's a tactic in which you tie a nymph and then tie a bugger to it at the hook bend to make it look like something chasing a bug... Don't see why a tandem bugger wouldn't achieve the same thing though it could be tough to cast... I'd try it with an unweighted bugger with a weighted bugger tied to the bend... It'll lay out the best
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:08 AM
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Has anyone tried tieing two wolly buggers on the same tippet to increase your chances ?
Sort of. I do a V in the tippet. One side longer than the other so they are staggered. And Yes I fish two different colors all the time. Have caught several doubles too.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?

Strip, swing, dead drift, jiggle, wiggle....just get it into the water and keep changing it up. Those things work so many different ways I can't count them.
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Strip, swing, dead drift, jiggle, wiggle....just get it into the water and keep changing it up. Those things work so many different ways I can't count them.
Agreed. Everything from deep into plunge pools on a heavy splitshot to working it at the surface like a mouse.

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Default Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?

How much line would you put between the first bugger and the weighted bugger?
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How much line would you put between the first bugger and the weighted bugger?
~18". The one pictured above has a splitshot that slid down the line.
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Has anyone tried tieing two wolly buggers on the same tippet to increase your chances ?
Ive been thinking this myself but that could lead to an interest set of circumstances of 2 fish at once.
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This was a Type II sink line with a Crystal White Bugger on the short V and a Midnight Fire on the long (the black shadow in the water)
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Give them a chance most everytime you fish. I found black buggers productive in muddy water, when nobody around me was catching anything (including live bait). Got that advice here just a few weeks ago.
This is true. I just had a situation like this a couple weeks ago. I went out with my father law who only fishes spinning gear. When we got to the river, the other fly fishermen were obviously nymphing. I watched them while I got my rod rigged up, and they didn't seem to have much luck. I turn back and see my father in law slinging hub-cap sized spoons and pulling in a fish every other cast.

So I figured it it might not be worth my effort to try and key in on what kind of nymph the fish were looking for if the hub-caps were driving the fish crazy. Well, maybe a big ugly bugger would **** them off too. It worked! I just threw them straight across, let them drift downstream a bit, then worked a retrieve with 6-8" strips.
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It cant be fished wrong, i've caught trout fishung it under a large indicator in very fast water, hanging just above the water while the rod was sitting in a parked drift boat unmaned, while tangled in a branch just above the water
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