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Killer Bug Fly

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  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: $4.41, £3.45, 4.08
  • 12 Pack: $14.70, £11.50, 13.60
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When should I fish with the Killer Bug?

This graph shows trends of when fly fishermen use the Killer Bug to fish with and what hooks are most popular throughout the fly-fishing season.

About the Killer Bug Trout Fly

The Killer Bug certainly lives up to its name. It is such a simple yet stunningly effective pattern, successfully used whatever the season. Sticking firmly to Sawyer's original concept, we have made every effort to replicate as closely as possible.

Today, the Killer Bug proves how devastating effective it is on a wide variety of waters by bringing fish to the net regularly.

Expert Tip:

Sawyer said, "The successful attraction of this pattern is due to the fact that the particular 'darning wool' used completely changes colour when wet."
Frank Sawyer (1907-1980) the Wiltshire Avon river keeper.

Creator of this trout fly: Frank Sawyer

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : Kamasan B160 Grub 10,12.
  • Thread : Fine copper wire.
  • Underbody : Copper or lead wire.
  • Body : Chadwick's 477 darning wool or Veniard's beige.

Underbody was reputed to have been copper stripped from an old dynamo - today weighty alternatives are used. Chadwick's 477 has been discontinued but most fly tying suppliers have excellent shades of beige wool. (So has your local habadashery/needlecraft store).

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