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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:06 am 
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Brad, need any red fox? It's good stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
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In reading up on the Woolly Bugger it was designed as a Hellgramite. It was designed to be fished more like a nymph than maybe a streamer in it beginnings.

I think that might explain why the fly does so well on the FB for me. Olive or olive krystal most of the time.

Last trip to the FB: Bluegill, yellow breasted sunfish, catfish, red eyed bass, and small mouth all on the same fly.

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
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Stone-Man wrote:
Theron,
Yeah, I was thinking of the yote tail. "Old age moment " :D

JT

JT,
I can't comment, that coyote pelt I offered Brad about turned out to be a grey fox pelt when I dug it out of the cabinet. :oops: I usually buy a few needed things at a fly shop and get home to find I had three packs in a back of a drawer or cabinet.

Brad,
The stuff was mailed yesterday, Monday was busy.
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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:02 am 
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Theron thank you :)

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
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Brad,
I'd bet it's taken for a crawdad alot too. Wonder if a version with tan grizzly marabou tail, tan chennile and grizzly hackle would produce? Two strands of rubber left long in the tail for antennae even.

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:28 am 
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I really see that working. I'll tie a couple up next sit down at the bench.

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:49 am 
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Theron, I didn't know you were giving away grey fox. That's great stuff, especially those reddish patches that have sandy underfur (red fox has grey underfur.)

The woolybugger is taken for a lot of things. It can also be taken as a salamander or a sculpin. Bouncing a weighted bugger along a rocky bottom can produce exciting results. For bottom fishing I've had best luck with black. As a streamer, white has worked best for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:15 pm 
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If you have some grey fox............... tie a Foxy Dace.

Grey Back with lighter underbelly and a little krystal flash down the side.
Also, tie it with a heavy cone head.

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 Post subject: Re: Woolly Bugger question
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phg,
I sent the bulk to Teach but have a small patch I held back. Can split it if you need some.

I used to tie small clouser minnows on #12 hooks using all sorts of fox body hair, two tone as JT suggests. They work indeed. A 9.5lb bass (my largest) that hangs near my tying desk was caught on a 5 weight and a tiny fox clouser. She still has it in her lip. :)


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