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Favorite Bugger Colors?


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Poll: What are your favorite colors for Wooly Buggers?

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#31 Cheri

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:39 PM

Black and Olive for me. I have tyed up some larger Wounded Whites (touch of red) for the Shad kill.


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#32 bigtrout.se

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:42 AM

Buggers must be the most versatile pattern there is. I mostly uses the black one, but sometimes I arm it with beads and/or rubber legs.

Another one that have worked the last years are olive with red front hackle and red metallic bead - a variant of the icelandic fly "Rektorn" (The principal)

I always use fox or rabbit for the tail, depending on the size. My favourite hook is the Gamakatsu F-314 (se the black/chartreuse and the olive/red buggers)

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#33 Sir Snagalot

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:55 AM

Black is classic but Olive with a bit o Gold works for anything in the water. I tied a few with a fork tail that are killer.
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#34 Old Hat

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:00 AM

Black, Olive, Rusty Orange and the occasional all white.

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#35 Barefoot122

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:44 PM

Gold tungsten bead, grizzly olive tail, chartreuse estaz body, grizzly olive hackle, red wire rib, grizzly red schlappen collar if I'm feeling saucy.

#36 todvan

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 06:32 AM

Olive
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#37 flymanaj

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:50 AM

Either olive with black hackle or black. Always with a gold bead.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:03 AM

My bugger :rolleyes:

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#39 idcraft

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

I really don't have a favorite color bugger as long as it's olive! :D

#40 wschmitt3

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:11 PM

Brown or Olivwe with a gold bead head.

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#41 artimus001

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:26 AM

all, lol.

 

i'm experimenting this season with mixing colours (shooting for a mottled look) and using grizzly hackles.


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#42 Istripbuggers

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:21 PM


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Dude, the bugger hatch is on!
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#43 JBR47

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 05:37 PM

I tie a Coachman style body , black with chartreuse waist behind a black bead.  Tail is black with a couple strands of Krystal flash. A pink waist on a black bugger also seems to work well.  



#44 luvinbluegills

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 11:49 AM

In order...Olive, Black, Brown, Black with Olive...in rivers when I'm after Walleye and/or Sauger, yellow body/white tail/white hackle gets added to the mix.

 

Those are my go-to's, but I have a lot of fun tying Buggers so I'm always trying new combinations. Funny thing is, I have never had significant success with all white or white with grizzly. I do an orange Estaz/white tail/white hackle that gets love from trout, but my absolute favorite for winter time fishing is all Black with pearl Flashabou tied into body and tail. It has never failed to not only get hit but get biggest fish of the day in the winter.


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#45 luvinbluegills

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:12 AM

I keep some on hand tied with a peacock herl body...seems to make a difference sometimes.
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