How To Tie The Crème Wooly Bugger
The two videos that are posted here go together…the first one is me tying the crème wooly bugger (trout candy). It is a very simple fly to tie and can be tied in various sizes….I usually tie it in 6, 8 or 10. I also make adjustments in weight from no weight down to an inch of lead behind a beadhead; you can make these adjustments with the fly as they pertain to the water color and the depth the fly is needed. I also tie the fly in three basic colors; crème, olive and black. It seems that these three take care of most of my needs and various stream conditions. So, watch the video and give this simple, yet effective fly a try the next time you are on the stream.
How To Fish The Crème Wooly Bugger (Trout Candy)
The trout candy video was taken by using my I-Kam Extreme glasses while fishing at Bennet Spring State Park…just west of Lebanon, Missouri. I wanted you to see how using a weighted or sink tip line is done…as you watch you can see what type of cast I make (downstream at 45 degrees) and listen for the rhythm of my stripping to get an idea of how and how often to strip. Also….on the cast that I catch a rainbow…pay attention to the strip set, a move that you need to perfect as you won’t be able to lift a sinking line out of the water quickly enough to successfully hook a fish…and if you do lift your rod, you will only get one chance at the fish because you will have moved the fly too far for a second chance attack and this happens on about 50% of my hook-ups. So…give the video a look and excuse the wind as it was a windy, March day; the video will give you a good idea of how to fish the crème wooly (trout candy).