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Blue Killer Bugger
by Mike Strother
I caught my fish of this challenge, a rainbow trout yesterday using a Killer Bugger tied with your Blue yarn, red wire and a white marabou tail on a size 8 hook. Since the water was high and VERY off colored I knew I needed to present something with a larger profile and in contrast to water. I modeled the fly after a successful lure a friend uses in these conditions, a jointed Rapala countdown with a blue back, white belly and red streaks. It's basically a "bleeding shad". Unfortunately the decent sized 'bow slipped away before I could snap his picture, but I wanted to share my experience anyway.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma