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Woolybugger size(s)

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I’m beginning to start my winter fly tying. I know my bugger collection is lacking.

I’m curious what hook size(s) you use for your woollybuggers. How small do you go?

I will be adding white buggers to my collection. It appears salmon like them or at least they did this year.

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If you don't have it already, I'd add hot pink to your collection.

I have them from size 8 to size 18. Sometimes even big fish won't hit any but the smaller ones.

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From no larger than 8  to size 14 . Plecain is correct - the small ones can be very effective.   Not a " true" woolybugger but add some Golden Retrievers to your collection.

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No hot pink, yet. My bugger box is pretty boring. Black, brown and olive. All big. 

Thanks for the info!

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One I forgot. You don't see it in a lot of places.

Some call it ginger, some call it tan. It's a very light brown.

My best salmon fly this year.

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I usually fish them in  sz14-6, depending on the location and target. I throw buggers and variations of them for everything, sunfish, bass, perch, trout and salmon. Color combos range from the standard natural colors, to the bright colors one would find in a tube jig variety pack for panfish. Beyond the standard materials, I’ve also used glass beads to construct the body instead of chenille. 

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I tie them in large sizes for bass and for big browns out west. And occasionally in maine. Right down to size 2. My biggest brookie I have ever hooked took a tan and Chartruse in size 2.

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8 is probably my all around favorite for trout and salmon, larger for bass.  I do tie them down to 14, and those small ones often work very well.

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19 hours ago, flytire said:

tie them in any size you want

He was asking for advice, why a comment like that.

I go from #4 down to #14. Dead drifting the smaller one's has worked well for me.

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