Modified killer bug

by brad
(phx.az.)

Here is a Killer Bug I tied with red wire and little dark kebari yarn and ostrich herl. What do you think?

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Dec 21, 2013
Cased Caddis Larvae
by: Dan H.

Looks like a good cased caddis imitation.

Dec 22, 2013
Me like!
by: Timmy!

Chris, I really like it! Can we order it or can you show us how to make it? Materials, etc.?

Dec 22, 2013
modified killer bug material list
by: Anonymous

I used a Tiemco 220R in a size 10,ultra wire sz. small red, little dark kebari yarn, two stands of ostrich herl and gray 2/0 uni-thread. I stared out tying the gray thread on the front of the hook then attaching the red wire and the yarn to the front of the hook. Then I made two raps of the wire ending at the back of the hook then built the body out of the yarn ending at the back of the hook.I then used the wire to tie off the yarn and to tie in the two ostrich herl. The brought the herl to the front and did a whip finish with the gray thread.

Dec 22, 2013
That'll work
by: TenkaraBum

Brad,

The fish will be the real judges, but I think that pattern will work.


Timmy,

It's Brad's pattern, so it is not available here on the site.

Dec 22, 2013
Modified Killer Kebari
by: Bob

Just read your interview with Jason, great interview. Surprised that the killer kebari is you favorite fly. I will need to think about how I tie these and mods like this to the basic fly. Thanks

Dec 22, 2013
Favorite Fly
by: TenkaraBum

There is a subtle difference between favorite fly and fly I would choose if I could fish only one for the rest of my life.

Favorite fly would be the Killer Bug - it works very well and is dead simple to tie. The Killer Kebari works just as well (and sometimes better) but is a more complex pattern. If I could only fish one all the time, though, I would go for the hackled fly because sometimes it does seem to produce better.

I have not tried a Killer Bug with the herl like Brad posted, though. I may have to next year.

Jan 17, 2014
Changing the order of application
by: Greg H

Your method:
1)tying the gray thread on the front of the hook
2)attaching the red wire and the yarn to the front of the hook
3)two raps of the wire ending at the back of the 4)built the body out of the yarn ending at the back of the hook
5)used the wire to tie off the yarn and to tie in the two ostrich herl
6)brought the herl to the front
7)a whip finish with the gray thread.

My method:
1)tying the thread on the front of the hook
2)attach the red wire & yarn to the front of the hook
3)move thread to the back of the hook
4)tie in ostrich at the back of the hook (stub will become covered by yarn)
5)wrap yarn to the back of the hook & tie off
5)wrap ostrich to the eye of the hook
6)capture the ostrich with the wire and wrap wire to the back of the hook - thus wire is on top and protects the ostrich - also adds colour and a bit of shine.
7)tie off wire and trim.

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