Well first of all I'm glad to be back writing again for Siren Flies. Finishing up a masters degree will throw a monkey wrench in anyone's blog writing.
Rather then saying you should throw all your buggers out what want the readers to take away from this article is to move beyond the bugger. I took two primary steps to a woolly bugger free life.
Step 1: Take on the challenge of developing a pattern that has features of your favorite bugger, but with a different twist. For example, if you prefer a bugger with a grizzly hackle incorporate that into a zonker pattern as either a full palmered hackle or even just a collar.
Good luck on becoming woolly bugger free.
PS: Its ok to relapse back to woolly buggers if the situation calls for it.