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Old 04-09-2009, 03:13 PM
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Default What size Wooly Bugger

What is a good size wooly bugger for Small Mouth Bass.

What is your favorite rod weight for small mouth?
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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

A Size 4 or 6 bugger, 6 or 7wt rod.
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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

I would say 4 or 6 bugger as well. And definitely with BigCliff on this one, at least size 7, I'm looking for an 8wt.
I use a 5wt. right now and it is not the best rod to use with those big flies! I can't cast them near as far as I can a small dry fly. I've never had any problems with my 5 wt., but I could definitely see where a bigger wt rod would work better.
So yeah, definitely 6, 7, or 8wt rod.

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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

I too would tend to agree with the size 6 hook for a Smallie Wooly Bugger.

I use a 10' 7wt rod for steelies in MI. That way I can throw bigger flies & target bigger Smallies.

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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

I agree with the 4 or 6 wooly. When I fish for bass I don't usually have room for a long rod. Fishing around structure and in tight places will drive you crazy with a 9-10' rod. I use a 7'6" 7WT.
If your fishing from a boat a 9' or 10' will be no problem.
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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

I use a 6 or a 8 hook and a 8wt orvis works great for me.
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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

Any size with a wooley, smallies can eat big stuff. 6 or 7 wt with the rod. Something that will get big flies out there.. There's always the chance that you can catch a big fish, so you want something that will get em in.
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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

sizes 10 6 and 4 weighted and un weighted. Depending on the time of year and the water level I use a 6wt or a 4wt.

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I have a killer smallie pattern its called a jj's its brown/ yellow malibou, with yellow legs and dumbbell eye, fairly heavy, lead wrap like it in a 4 or 6, fish it where you have crayfish, big strips like a cray fish swimming away backwards like they do, i also fish it for browns and bows
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Default Re: What size Wooly Bugger

I use a 6 wt. rod when wading smaller, more managable water and an 8 wt. when casting from a boat...usually toward shore.
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