Time: 5-10 minutes
Imitates: glass minnow/fry/small baitfish, crawfish, leach, nymph, ambiguous/something tasty
Target species: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass, panfish, rainbow trout, brown trout
Where to fish: warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals, coldwater lakes/ponds/rivers
Notes: Great choice for your first trout fly! Once you get it, go crazy with the colors! Use tungsten beads for a heavier variation
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About the fly:
How can you not love the Woolly Bugger – the simple time-tested streamer. It’s one of those flies that may have been your first tie, but you’re still tying and fishing it 20 years later.
And that’s because fish eat it. Baitfish, crayfish, large bug or leech – whatever the switch in a trout or bass’s brain is looking for, the Woolly Bugger triggers it.