Woolly Bugger – Best Fly Fishing Flies

The Woolly Bugger is one of the most effective wet flies that is used in South African waters. The Black version of this fly, tied with some blue flash and a bead, is also known as the Speed Cop in South Africa. The Woolly Bugger is essentially a streamer and can be fished in many different environments and can be used to target a variety of species of fish. However, this fly is best used with a sinking line on stillwaters to target Trout and huge specimens are caught regularly.


Type Of Fly?

  • Wet Fly
  • Streamer
  • Attractor

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Dams
  • Lakes
  • Estuaries
  • Gullies

Colour Variations?

  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Black/Red
  • White

The Woolly Bugger, in freshwater, mimics a variety of creatures: tadpoles, dragon fly nymphs and small minnows. This fly not only catches Trout, but Bass, Largemouth Yellowfish and even Barbel have been caught on this fly. Moonies will take this fly occasionally in estuaries, and Blacktail in white water gullies close to rocks. The best colours, without a doubt, are Olive and Black. The Orange Woolly Bugger is an amazing fly to use during the stillwater Trout spawning season, and when pulled fast close to the bottom, produces lots of fish.

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