In this, our second post in the series, we take a look at one of the first patterns anyone new to tying (like Andy) should learn – the Woolly Bugger. This pattern is a great searching pattern that fish just can’t resist, especially Lake Erie steelies! (Foreshadowing, much?)

Again, all video credit here goes to Tim at Tightlines Productions. Excellent production quality in an easy-to-approach format. Doesn’t get much better than this.

Submitted for your approval, Andy’s very first attempt at fly tying:

Andy's very first fly.
Andy’s very first fly.
A white bugger with black hackle.
A white bugger with black hackle.

Tight lines!

– The Black Gnats