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flyweaver 05-06-2013 01:17 PM

killer bug
I came across some material that I believe matches Chadwick 477 when wet. Been tying some size 14 Killer bugs with excellent results using copper wire. I took 15 fish from a stretch I had just fished with another fly with negative results.

noreaster 05-06-2013 03:21 PM

Re: killer bug
Is that the kinda plain looking pale grub thingy tied with wool or dubbin, with a rib of copper you say?:)
What specie were you fishing?

flyweaver 05-07-2013 05:29 PM

Re: killer bug
It's tied with wool yarn, there is a hares ear version called Walts worm. I was Fishing for trout.

williamhj 05-07-2013 05:40 PM

Re: killer bug
Are you going to reveal the details of your find or just tease?

tbblom 05-07-2013 05:55 PM

Re: killer bug
[poke] how about a photo?

flyweaver 05-13-2013 05:35 PM

Re: killer bug
I don't have a photo camera screwed up. The material is something I picked up a long time ago, its light gray with a hint of other colors. It was sold by universal vise and the price on the card is 15 cents.I only have about 10"left and haven't ben able to find a replacement yet.

pszy22 05-13-2013 07:15 PM

Re: killer bug
Being a self professed dry fly snob/bigot, I don't fish a killer bug. But I did see some guys who claim they have come up with a passable adaptation -

The Utah Killer Bug | Tenkara Guides LLC

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