9. WOOLY BUGGER
The Wooly Bugger is easily one of the most popular and widely used streamer, or wet fly patterns, period. This venerable fly is useful for a wide variety of fisheries, from streams to still waters, from freshwater to saltwater. It is also used to imitate a variety of the menu items that trout love to eat, from baitfish to leaches, and even crayfish!
Fish this fly upstream and let it drift on a dropper rig, then strip it in on the swing. On still water ponds and lakes, cast the Wooly Bugger near structure and strip it in, similar to fishing a clouser pattern. Tying this pattern in a variety of sizes and colors is highly recommended!
Hook - Size #4-8 Streamer
Thread - 210 Denier Black, Brown or Olive
Body – Black, Brown or Olive Chenille
Hackle – Black, Brown or Olive Saddle Hackle
Tail - Marabou, Black, Brown or Olive with Pearl Krystal Flash