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Stonefly Bugger

This is an excellent fly for swinging down current. The combination of the stonefly profile and the movement of a pulsating Wooly bugger are sure to draw strikes from big trout just as the fly reaches the end of the swing and begin to move upstream. Heavy materials help get this Stonefly Bugger pattern down quickly to the feeding area. Excellent with a Streamer Stripper line. Colors Brown.In sizes: 6, 8, 10.
Average Customer Rating:
4.75 out of 5
4.8
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8 of 8(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Stonefly Bugger
Review 1 for Stonefly Bugger
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wortk great for Trout!!!,
June 4, 2013
By: BLT1
from Clifford, Pa.
"Much better than I could tie !!! Looks so solid and sound !! Great buy !!"
Review 2 for Stonefly Bugger
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
May 17, 2013
By: jrr399s
"Cool looking fly. Can't wait to fish it on the current river in missouri."
Review 3 for Stonefly Bugger
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Why it was created,
February 5, 2012
By: BlueMoose
"The fly was created in 1991 for fishing Saranac River which at the time had excellent Alantic Salmon, Rainbow / Brown Trout and Small Mouth Bass fishing by M.W. & R. M.
I have been reading the review for some time and I am glad other anglers have used and found the same enjoyment we did after creating it. For added enjoyment fish a size 2 or 4 at night at the head of deep pools and let it dead drift into the hole and hang on!
Thight lines to all."
Review 4 for Stonefly Bugger
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A MUST for my fly box,
July 8, 2011
By: HoosierFlyTyer
"My buddy and I each had three of these in our fly boxes on our trip to Canada. They were murder on the smallmouth bass. I lost two the first morning to rocks - then the third to a Northern Pike.
My buddy was able to keep his last one out of the rocks till the next morning. While he was using it, he out-fished me about 3 to 1, no matter what i used.
We were both wishing we had another dozen or so. This is about the best smallmouth fly i've ever used."
Review 5 for Stonefly Bugger
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hook Up A Small Mouth Bass,
May 19, 2010
By: Creekfisher
Good Value: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
"When I first purchased this product last year and I decided to target Small Mouth Bass, I traveled to the St. Joe River in Michigan and consistently caught Small Mouth bass. The color works well in warm water lakes. This fly pattern really works. I recommend giving this pattern a serious look. I keep it as a mainstay pattern in my fly box."
Review 6 for Stonefly Bugger
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
3 for 3,
July 14, 2008
By: maineguide
from Greene, ME.
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"I started using the Stonefly Bugger early this spring. It's been in my fly box for a while but I always passed it over. Usually, instead of adding weight to my tippet I use a cone head wolly bugger with a nymph on a dropper. After loosing all my coneheads I tried this fly. On the first cast a fat salmon ingnored the dropper and slammed the Stonefly Bugger.
Later, on an early July morning, I walked in to the confluence of the Wild and Androscoggin rivers in western Maine. The wind was blowing a gale, no signs of fish or insects except for the husk of a stonefly on an exposed rock, I tied on the Stonefly Bugger. With the wind blowing upriver I had no choice but to cast in that direction and let the current take my line downstream. Just as the line straightend at the end of the drift a big rainbow slammed the fly and took off on three drag spinning runs. Nice fish!
The next two cast produced a fat rainbow as well, 3 for 3! Fishing slowed as the sun came over the mountains but I hooked 6 more rainbows and landed 3. Six fish before 8AM on a Sunday in July, it was already a good day."
Ratings-Only Reviews for Stonefly Bugger
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 2 out of 2