Rated 5 out of 5 by MargaretFalls Top pattern overall
Bead head Buggers are great for getting down low in the water column where the trout are, especially in the early season when the water is high. They stimulate a lot of strikes when fished deep. I especially like the strips of flash in the tail. I sometimes trim the tail back as trout will tend to take them deep sometimes near the gills. Since I release brown trout I don't want that to happen. Caught plenty of trout this spring 2014 and the black bead head bugger has been the only pattern I've used thus far. I like to have plant of Black Buggers on hand usually in size 8. Now in early June there is the beginnings of emerger feeding. So begins a new chapter in mountain trout fishing.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AwesomeIndiana Favorite Wooly Bugger
This is my favorite style of wooly bugger. It has wire wrap so it sinks, but fairly slowly. I use a floating fly line with no indicator. Watch the end of the fly line and you can tell when you have a strike. One favorite technique is to let it fall off of a rock shelf. All sizes and colors work great.
If you want a reliable panfish bait, this is it.
March 15, 2014