Any tips? I'm New to fly fishing.. I've only evr caught fish on a dry, Like to learn how to fish with wet flies too. Thanks a lot to those who reply.
Growbug said:I have had success with basic jerk retrieve.
Pull in about 3" of line, 3 sec pause, pull, pull, pause, pull, pause, etc. etc I try to keep the movement and pauses a little erratic.
Most hits have been just at the moment i am about to start the next pull, as if the fish is anticipating that its meal is about to speed off again.
Taylor-J.A.-Peterson said:Any tips? I'm New to fly fishing.. I've only evr caught fish on a dry, Like to learn how to fish with wet flies too. Thanks a lot to those who reply.
Irishrover said:All the advise you have recieved so far is good sound stuff. The whole design of a wooly bugger is built around movement/stop----movement/stop. It allows the feathers to imitate the bugs. Strip your line and the and the hackle feather flatten out, pause and they spring back up. The hackle feathers that are palmered down the body and the maraboo tail give life to the wooly bugger. The only thing that I do differently is, I usually tie on a small soft hackle behind the wooly bugger with about 18" of leader. Small for me is size 14 and down. Adding the soft hackle behind give the fish a second chance if it missed the wooly bugger and also another choice if it's not interested in the wooly bugger. I've picked up a lot of fish on that trailing soft hackle.