Woolly Buggers imitate lots of different trout food:
- dragonfly nymphs,
- damselfly nymphs,
- Anything that might be alive and edible.
If you fish lakes, you should have lots of these in your box, with a mix of colors and sizes. They can also be effective in rivers.
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, wind-drifting 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.