Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.
Grizzly saddle hackle (OR color to match tail & chenille, but grizzly is my favorite) tied in at the hook eye, then palmer-wrapped backwards toward the tail and then counter-wrapped over with the thin wire, which is then tied off at the head.
That's my own personal favorite way to tie them, but of course, others will do it differently - which is the beautiful thing about the Woolly Bugger, there's a thousand (maybe a million?) ways to tie them! Whatever works for you, this way works for me.
P.S. Favorite colors: black, brown, olive, purple, chartreuse, hot orange, hot pink, yellow, and sky blue with a silver Krystal Tinsel Chenille body.
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Motrout on May 24, 2011May 24th, 2011, 6:35 pm EDT
iv just started fly fishing and fly tying and i want to know how to make the tail of flys fluffy.ive tyed a few but i dont know if they are any good.
Use lots of marabou to make the tail fluffy.
I'm sure they will work. It's hard to make a woolly bugger that doesn't catch fish. Get out there and fish with them and see for yourself-trout (or bass, or sunfish) don't care whether your fly is pretty or not. The flies that I tie sure aren't, and I still manage to catch fish now and then.
It's awesome that you have started fly fishing and tying. For me that was the best decision I ever made.
"I don't know what fly fishing teaches us, but I think it's something we need to know."-John Gierach