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Flies from 2008


Winter 2008: Black & Olive Woolly Bugger

Black & Olive Woolly Bugger
Woolly Bugger
Hook: 8 - 12
Head: Black Thread
Hackle: Black Saddle Hackle
Body: Olive Chenille
Tail: Black Marabou
It was a very cold winter at Uncle Billy's with several falls of snow.

Good fishing reports were received, with trout up to 1.5 kg caught, mainly on Nymphs, Woolly Buggers a Mrs. Simpson.

The Fly featured for Winter is the "Black & Olive Woolly Bugger". This pattern is very successful at Uncle Billy's Retreat. The key to its success is plenty of action, provided by a closely palmered hackle and a tail of soft turkey marabou. It can be weighted with a bead-head or a lead wire underbody. It can imitate a variety of prey including dragonfly nymphs or small fish. The black and olive version is particularly effective.


We have recorderd the most successful flies used at Uncle Billy's since 2003. There are over 20 different flies which have been featured on the website. To view flies from other months, choose from the list below: