I have had the opportunity to stay at the Hungry Trout near the Ausable a couple of times and speak with the owner Gerry who told me there should be a separate season for Buggers.I would suggest staying there to anybody. I am afraid i can't fancy myself a purist. I love the things and during the winter I like to take a break from the more complex flies and tie some meat. I have caught trout on the Black, landlocked at Sunapee and smallies at my parent's place in Northern Ontario with the things. Looks like I got the hackle backwards on this one while watching the Sens and Habs. Either way I like to make sure I have a bunch in my box, especially for the kids, they seem to like the name.
Keep you updated on river conditions and my exploits.