July Freshwater Fly of the Month: Super Bugger
The traditional Woolly Bugger is an incredibly successful fly due to its resemblance to so many edible creatures in the water–nymphs, leeches, salamanders, or even small sculpins.
The Fish-Skull Super Bugger™ was created by simply substituting the fly tying bead on a Woolly Bugger with a Fish-Skull™. The result is a very effective, multipurpose fly that when stripped resembles a fleeing minnow, and when dead-drifted mimics a variety of aquatic insects and other tasty critters!
Tips on Stripping the Fly from http://www.argentinachileflyfishing.com/trout-fishing/fly-patterns/woolly-bugger.html
"When the fly hits the water, especially being weighted, the fish picks up on the sound and begins to look for what fell into the water. As you begin the strip the fish gets aligned with the sound and begins to look for the prey. If the fish sees the fly directly from the back as the fly is swimming out into the lake he will rush up to get it generally with his mouth open just before he strikes.
It is advantageous to have the fish coming behind the fly, as it is difficult for the trout to identify just what is swimming away. To have this happen it is necessary to begin the strip as soon as the fly hits the water, not letting it sink but a few inches under the surface. The strip should be fast and jerky or with an abrupt pause in order to get the fly to pulsate or to make the tail fan out and in. However, trout can come from any place, deep down or under cut banks or even under your boat. When this occurs, sometimes the fish will get a good look at the fly swimming from the side view and he might swim past the fly or swim up on it and shy away.
It is always best to keep up a steady strip no matter what the fish does. You can't convince every fish, but you will find that your best presentations generally will convince some. "
Alto Puelo Lodge