Father Sergius wrote:What size woolly buggers do you use? Trout have such small mouths compared to bass and people talk about size 20 midges when fishing for trout. I want to tie flies for some time in the Driftless this year but can't decide what size fly's to tie.
IMO, I'd say size 8.... I particularly like to use size 10 and 12 woolly buggers.
Other flies to tie I'd suggest are pink squirrel, pheasant tail, midge nymphs, brassies, hare's ear, orange scud and san juan worm. I usually tie these in size 18 and 16. Dry flies I'll tie stimulators, hippy stompers, black caddis and terrestrials. I'll buy crane flies and blue-winged olives (I don't have the patience to tie those, lol). There are tons more you could do, but these are some of the basics for the Driftless.
Hope that helps... I'm headed back up there in May.