Brian Chou's Fortune Cookie is a reimagining of the classic Wooly Bugger with some awesome additions. If you’ve ever fished a Wooly Bugger, you’ve certainly experienced the short strike – a fish will often eat the back section of the fly where there’s no hook. You’ll feel the bumps, but you won’t hook the fish. After experiencing this same frustration, Brian sat down at the vise and came up with his Fortune Cookie fly pattern. Among its many features, this streamer has trailing hook that sits back in the marabou tail of the fly, eliminating the short-strike problem. While it was designed with steelhead in mind, Brian Chou's Fortune Cookie is a great fly to fish with a single-handed fly rod, just like you’d fish a Wooly Bugger. But it’s also one of our favorites for trout spey fishing.