I first learned of the Possie Bugger through Roughfisher's Blog. I really liked the way the pattern looked so I turned out a few in different sizes and shades.
Pattern Recipe: The Possie Bugger (my version)
Hook: 2x long nymph hook (size 12 for panfish)
Weight: Flat lead tape
Tail: Australian Possum hair
Ribbing: Copper wire
Body: Mixture of rabbit and possum with a little flash added in tones of tan to grey
Head: Synthetic peacock dubbing