Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "Woolly Bugger" Tag

“Do you know how to swim that fly?”

I didn't read how important swimming a fly is. I watched good anglers. They are always focused on swimming their fly for any fish - pond to ocean. [...]

July 2, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Bow River Bugger: Is it muddler, bugger, sculpin or leech?

The original interpretation was actually designed for smallmouth bass - wanting something similar to the Dobsonfly larva. [...]

January 17, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Hey, that’s my fly you’re calling ugly!

Tim Flagler, Tightline Productions, makes almost any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water and this fly no exception. [...]

December 3, 2018 RECENT, Slide, Videos

I love bugs, let me count the ways

Hatches and boils, drakes and paolo worms, trouts and tarpon - these are all things we should expect to witness. Protect your future, vote. [...]

November 6, 2018 At The Vise, Flies, Fly Tying, RECENT, Slide

It has a horror movie name, but it’s a great fly

Tim Flagler can make any tying instruction video as uncomplicated as boiling water. This Egg Sucking Leech pattern is a killer fly and easy to tie. [...]

October 18, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Ruben Martin’s Prince Nymph

Two impressive satisfactions can come from tying one’s flies, pausing to look at the imitations, and repeatedly catching the intended fish. [...]

April 16, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Beginner Fly Tying #11 – Woolly Bugger 

Some anglers believe the Woolly Bugger, tied in its original way and its many alternatives catch more fish than any fly ever invented [...]

November 29, 2017 At The Vise, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Fly Tying, Slide

Looks can be deceiving in Casual Dress

Ernest “Polly” Rosborough's uniqueness in tying was, in the case of Casual Dress, creating flies that mimicked a lot of different things. [...]

July 20, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Wooly Bugger: The most famous fly of all time?

Someone once said that the Woolly Bugger should be banned from some watersheds. Its effectiveness is that it looks like so many aquatic offerings. [...]

July 19, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide

At The Vise: Articulated Gonga Streamer

The articulated Gonga Streamer is part wooly bugger, part muddler and sports two hooks. Think large brown trout hugging the banks during high water. [...]

June 6, 2017 At The Vise, RECENT, Slide