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  1. Default 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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    Default 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.

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    Yeah sorry... Fishing for trout in rivers and streams Colorado..

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    Default 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'.
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    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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    Default 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.

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    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

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    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:



    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


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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?

    Quote Originally Posted by itchmesir View Post
    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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