A fly designed by US fly fisher Tim Flager, as a cold water trout fly to imitate sculpin and other small fish. The original Woolly Bugger is believed to have been created by Pennsylvania fly tyer Russell Blessing as early as 1967 to resemble a hellgrammite nymph, its precise origin is unknown, but is clearly an evolution of the Wooly Worm fly, which itself is a variation—intentional or not—of the original palmer fly, which dates back to Walton and beyond!
Hook: Kamasan B830#10
Tail: Brahma hen Chickabou
Body: Brahma hen hackles, natural
Thread: Danville 6/0