They were everywhere along that bank this evening. My wife and I started
fishing at around 6pm, and at one point we couldn't leave the fly dangling
in the water: they'd take it 3 feet from the edge...LOL!!!
Here's a really nice Wooly Bugger How To video: YouTube - STS Bugger - Woolly Bugger Fly Pattern
I tie mine
with bead chain eyes, a gold bead, or nothing but a whip-finished head. I
do tie the last few wraps of hackle back as shown in the video link.
P.S. I don't use very long hooks for wolly buggers now. Pretty much all of the buggers I tie are done on a
2x hook, size #10 and #12. I had a 24" LMB take a #10 wooly bugger a couple months ago (I've circulated
the pic all over this forum
), and feel that it does less damage to the fish than the more commonly used 3X
and 4X buggers. I was using a 7' 6" wt rod today, and it was windy
. The smaller bugger was a breeze
cast as well. It's been my "Go-To" fly for a couple years now......