special Wooly Bugger Home › Home › Fly Fishing › Beginner’s Corner › special Wooly Bugger This topic contains 15 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by FinLuver 5 years, 8 months ago. This post has been viewed 2516 times Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 16 total) 1 2 → Author Posts February 1, 2014 at 11:28 pm #36294 Charles D. SmithParticipant Is there anything wrong with tying the wooly bugger fly with hook up rather than down? February 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm #36296 Bass_BugModerator No, but its typically symetrical unless you add weight on top of the hook or bead chain eyes or something to make it ride point up. February 1, 2014 at 11:40 pm #36299 Charles D. SmithParticipant Would an up-turned eye do the job? February 1, 2014 at 11:44 pm #36301 Bass_BugModerator If its not getting all the way to bottom it probably wouldnt make a difference. If you’re aiming for bottom a Clouser might be a better pattern. February 1, 2014 at 11:48 pm #36302 Charles D. SmithParticipant I’m worried about snagging on deep brush, etc. What would you suggest to help prevent that? February 2, 2014 at 1:16 am #36304 Bass_BugModerator Adding a mono weed guard. 25 -40 lb mono depending on hook size. February 5, 2014 at 6:53 am #36325 MarkParticipant Easiest way is probably to throw a tiny set of lead eyes or bead chain across the top of the head to weight the “upper” side and make it ride point up. February 5, 2014 at 8:28 am #36327 Neil Selbicky – Tying steelhead flies for and guiding the Rogue River, OregonParticipant I think a simple brass bead will do it. Make it ride point up like a jig. All my beadhead flies ride that way. 🙂 February 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm #36329 NJTroutbumModerator Do both…..add dumbell eyes AND the weadguard. Call it a Wooly Clouser! 😉 February 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm #36331 MarkParticipant Neil Selbicky - Tying steelhead flies for and guiding the Rogue River, Oregon wrote: I think a simple brass bead will do it. Make it ride point up like a jig. All my beadhead flies ride that way. 🙂 Really? Adding beads/cones to my flies has never had any real impact on the way they ride. Interesting… February 5, 2014 at 11:42 pm #36333 Neil Selbicky – Tying steelhead flies for and guiding the Rogue River, OregonParticipant Yes. Down eye hooks. I don’t know if it does the same with straight eye or up eye hooks? Strip your fly in sometime and look at the way it rides in the shallow water. On my Carpetbagger Nymph it looks like the legs are on top. Not the case when in the water. They are on the bottom then! :cheer: :cheer: Attachments: 002_2014-02-05.JPG February 6, 2014 at 2:15 am #36334 MarkParticipant Yeah, I use mostly down-eyes for buggers too…beads, cones, whatever…they all still ride point down. February 6, 2014 at 3:11 am #36336 Neil Selbicky – Tying steelhead flies for and guiding the Rogue River, OregonParticipant Hard to believe. That’s the way I see it all the time. I was thinking of tieing my Prince Nymphs with the biots on the bottom. :laugh: Attachments: 005_2014-02-05.JPG February 7, 2014 at 7:46 am #36350 Normand E FrechetteParticipant So how do they magically turn upside down? February 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm #36356 NJTroutbumModerator I’ve noticed quite a few nymphs riding upside down. Almost always down-eye patterns. Author Posts Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 16 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.