Floating Woolly Bugger?

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  1. ceviche

    ceviche Active Member

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    I was just surfing around on Ebay, and I saw an offering of "floating woolly buggers." It's basically a variation of a cactus bugger (cactus chenille body), but it has a foam strip for a head and wing, plus rubber legs. Has anyone ever used this fly before? If so, to what success and circumstance? The tyer claimed it imitates an emerging hexagenia. Really?
     
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    Negatory, Nailknot. Imagine a woolly bugger that doesn't have hackle, uses cactus chenille instead of regular chenille, has rubber legs, and has a foam wing tied down at a single point behind the hook eye. This wing also forms a raised head forward like the gurgler's or a elk hair caddis'.

    I should have saved the url, as the bugger seems now gone from Ebay. Oh well. I guess I'll just have to tie one to show...