Possie Bugger


Like the Woolly Bugger, the Possie Bugger is suggestive of many things that trout eat, especially dragonfly nymphs and baitfish. It's a little stout to represent a damselfly nymph or a leech. On the other hand, who knows what trout are thinking when they eat this fly? And they eat it a lot!


Good color choices are brown, black, tan, and burgundy

How to Fish

Count-down-and-retrieve or slow retrieve. Vary the retrieve until you find what works best at the moment: slow and steady, fast, strip-and-pause, or quick, short two-inch strips. Also, a wind drift works well in lakes.

Fish at all depths until you find the right one, but most of the time you should be fishing somewhere between two to six feet deep.


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HOOK: 2X heavy, 1X long, turned-down eye; e.g. TMC 3761. Sizes 8-12. Wrap with lead or lead substitute

HEAD: Gold bead

THREAD: To match body

TAIL: Australian possum

RIB: Copper wire and pearl Flashabou

BODY: Dubbed Australian possum

HACKLE: Brown partridge

COLLAR: Black Haretron