Trout Fly of the Month – October

Wooly Bugger

Josh Barnett | October 5, 2006

October FOTM Hackle: Whiting Bugger PacksTail: MarabouBody: ChenilleHead: Gold or Silver Cone/BeadHook: 8-12 Long-shank Streamer

Explosive strikes are what you have to look forward to when fishing a Wooly Bugger. My favorite style of fishing streamers is to cast downstream and at an angle toward the bank. This sets your fly up for what I call a “dead-and-dodging” retrieve – by quickly stripping in the line you are essentially imitating the swimming action of injured baitfish or a baitfish being followed by something that might injure it. Hold on tight and wait for that magnificent strike!

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