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Poll: Which do you like to use better during early trout season?

Which do you like to use better during early trout season?

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#46 Philly

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:41 AM

I may have fished a muddler or two when I started fly fishing.  Don't use them at all.  Come to think of it I haven't had much luck using standard size woolly buggers.  I have caught many trout, stocked and wild, on small woolly buggers tied on size 14 or 16 3 or 4 XL hooks.  Down sized versions of the White River Demon(white bugger), Chili Pepper(orange, copper and brown) and a Catskill Killer(white and yellow).  I usually dead drift them or fish them as droppers under a larger dry fly.


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#47 Jim P

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 03:13 PM

"Refuse to choose"  Both flies are killers, a selection of colors and sizes of just these two flies and you could catch most fish in most places.



#48 Beaver Tooth

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:47 PM

muddler for brooke ,     bugger for  rainbows

 

 

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#49 Flicted

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:36 AM

Depends. I agree with "Refuse to Choose". If I am serving leeches for dinner, I might use a bugger. If I am serving certain bait fish, a muddler might be the choice. A muddler doesn't make a good leech and a bugger doesn't make a good baitfish.

#50 Charlie P. (NY)

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:23 PM

Early season a cone head black Woolly Bugger; deep and slow  

 

Late season a black or olive Woolly Bugger; twitched.

 

August - an unweighted Muddler Minnow.  Trout take them as hoppers fished along the bank.


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#51 YetiHunter

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:19 PM

That's a tough choice, but I went with the Muddler. I don't leave home without both.