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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:28 pm 
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I'll get right on it tomorrow Brad.


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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Thank you :)

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:27 pm 
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I tie an egg on the back end of them. Aka the Wooly worm. I know it is awful to fish ham and eggs but it is deadly.


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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:54 am 
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I was looking at a collection of older flies my dad had collected. There were defiantly some Woolly Worms in it.

You have a picture of yours?

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:44 am 
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Yup. I tied them in whatever scrap chennile I have laying around but black with a grizzly hackle seems to work best. I also put a decent amount of lead wraps on.

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:23 am 
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Theron,
Yeah, I was thinking of the yote tail. "Old age moment " :D

Brad,
A good tip for using maribou is this . B/4 you put the maribou on for the tail,tie in a little hank of elk hair facing backward and make it flare out then cut it off so that there is less than 1/4 inch of it sticking out the back of the fly. At this point tie in the maribou. What the flared Elk Hair does is it prevents the maribou from collapsing when it gets wet.

Beetle,
Since you lead wrap the woolly worm heavily,why do you use so many turns of hackle ?? Just curious

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:57 am 
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Stone-Man wrote:
...................A good tip for using maribou is this . B/4 you put the maribou on for the tail,tie in a little hank of elk hair facing backward and make it flare out then cut it off so that there is less than 1/4 inch of it sticking out the back of the fly. At this point tie in the maribou. What the flared Elk Hair does is it prevents the maribou from collapsing when it gets wet..................... JT



JT as always you have taught something new on the tying bench :) I have never seen that one before but it makes perfect since. Will try next batch of buggers. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
Beetle,
Since you lead wrap the woolly worm heavily,why do you use so many turns of hackle ?? Just curious

JT


I'm not Beetle.....but more hackle traps air bubbles.

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Stone-Man wrote:
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Beetle,
Since you lead wrap the woolly worm heavily,why do you use so many turns of hackle ?? Just curious

JT


Because it makes them juicier.... :P

Hell I don't know. The woolly worms I see are real fuzzy and I love wasting material!


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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:35 pm 
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If it is catching you fish I suggest continue as is by all means. I like it.

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