Another benefit to tying your own is that you can add additional weight to the bugger. Added toward the head or the whole length of the body. Also you could vary the length of the tail or even the color. I like olive body with brown hackle and tail. Or white with black hackle. Just my ideas nothing more nothing less.
That's funny that you would say that, because my brother ties his own flies and over the weekend he taught me to tie wooly buggers and so I added a few to my box that were olive body with brown hackle, but I didn't put on brown tails, but it's definitely something I will try.
You were talking about adding weight to the fly, which is what I did, but I was wondering, do you prefer to weight your fly or weight your line, or does it just depend on the situation?