Russel Blessing 1935 – 2009

Woolly Bugger
Woolly Bugger

Sad news to report as Russel Blessing, famed inventor of the Woolly Bugger has passed away at age 74.

The Woolly Bugger is likely the most well known fly out there. There are hundreds upon hundreds of variations to be found in angler’s fly boxes around the world. Please take a moment to read the following selection of links in honor of Mr. Blessing. RIP

http://www.examiner.com/x-19210-Fly-Fishing-Examiner~y2009m10d30-Woolly-Bugger-inventor-Russ-Blessing-passes-away
http://www.midcurrent.com/news/2009/11/russ-blessing-inventor-of-wool.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolly_Bugger
http://www.flyfishersrepublic.com/patterns/woolly-bugger/

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