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pjosh6 10-03-2013 10:19 PM

How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
Just curious how guys are fishing wolly boogers and hoppers.. Last few times i went out i tried to fish them but not sure how to use them.. Dead drift? Little skipping action like a jig? Others?

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ia_trouter 10-03-2013 10:42 PM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
Not sure what you are fishing for, but buggers are pretty versatile. If heavily weighted they can serve as a jig. Less weight and they swim nicely with a twitch of the rod or in current.

pjosh6 10-03-2013 10:49 PM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
Yeah sorry... Fishing for trout in rivers and streams Colorado..

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random user 10-03-2013 10:56 PM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
I fish for trout mostly in smaller waters. Two techniques I have found to be most productive are "Keep Away" and sort of a wet fly swing or tensioned dead drift with sudden twitches and random brief moments of slack - sort of like something following the current looking for food.

"Keep Away" is blind fishing. Present the buggger sort of close to some kind of structure, let the fly drift in a little closer (giving it time to sink), then strip it back it and make it swim like it is swimming for it's life. (Trout swim a lot faster than I can strip line.) Sort of a variant in "induced take'.

pjosh6 10-03-2013 11:04 PM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
Okay..ill give those patterns a try... I have tried to fish them when everything seems to slow down and dont really have any luck... Could be presentation or size i guess..

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ia_trouter 10-03-2013 11:13 PM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
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.

randyflycaster 10-04-2013 07:31 AM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
Definitely swinging down stream. Also, in fast water casting straight upstream, and slapping the bugger into the water. (I'm trying for a reaction strike.)

Randy

planettrout 10-04-2013 09:44 AM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
FYI...

Fishing Woolly Buggers | MidCurrent

My favorite pattern for the Eastern Sierras is Denny Rickard's Seal Bugger...I use them in moving and still water:

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...ps35aab305.jpg

Some of the color variations I use...

Seal Bugger

I use the SA Multi-tip lines and a leader no longer than 48"...up or down stream, pump, twitch, slow retrieve, fast retrieve...whatever works


PT/TB ;)

itchmesir 10-04-2013 09:53 AM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
How does one fish a bugger? Any way you want... Strip it. Drift it. High stick it. Swing it. It's the do everything fly.

plecain 10-04-2013 10:42 AM

Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by itchmesir (Post 598384)
How does one fish a bugger? Any way you want... Strip it. Drift it. High stick it. Swing it. It's the do everything fly.

Yes. All that.

Plus, you can drop it into a small space in a branch jam just like a worm.


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