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Killer Bugger Big Hit with Large Mouth Bass
I received my Killer Bugger kits Tuesday. Tied 3 black and two white KBs Wednesday. Thursday became a one fly day because I was having so much fun catching large mouth bass on nearby lake with a black KB.
I fish this lake a few times each year using sakasa kebari or western type flies and I usually catch a ton of blue gills or other sun fish, the occasional rock bass and ever once in a while a large mouth bass. Usually the bass just ignore the flies I was using and I would watch them swim by taking no notice whatsoever.
But not Thursday. Sometimes two bass would attempt to hit the KB at the same time. I caught 7 LMB in the 9 to 14 inch range, a SM bass also about 12 inches and 5 gills over about 90 minutes of fishing. The catches seemed to come in waves. Catch 2 or three in five minutes then nothing for 20 minutes. Unfortunately I did not take a camera that day and I have no pictures. This lake is C&R for all bass, though other species may be kept. Next step is to find out if this success continues on stream fishing. Not sure if that will happen today. Though I was expecting rain storms today, it's actually sunny 64˚. But very windy.
My initial experience with the KB is that it is a winner.
Fairly easy to tie and on the lake it attracted a species of fish that while often seen usually ignore the other flies I used.
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