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Blue Killer Bugger

by Mike Strother

Bleeding Bugger!

Bleeding Bugger!

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.

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Apr 04, 2013
Natural State Blue Killaaa
by: Mamou

Work of art Stro! Very good fly to match natural species of our area that Trout drool over. I want to try that fly in the Cabot pond... I bet the bluegill will swarm towards it this spring!

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The hooks are sharp.
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The fish are slippery when wet.

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