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Killer Strikes Again

by Morgan Lyle
(New York)

I haven't changed flies in the last three trips. I'm not sure I still remember how to tie a clinch knot. Connected with this guy Saturday, on my way back from a bamboo rod casting competition in the Catskills. (Observing, not competing.)

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Aug 10, 2011
What can I say?
by: TenkaraBum

It's a great fly!

Whether they think its a scud or a cranefly larva or just a plump piece of protein, it does catch fish.

It unfortunately catches trees, too, so I've never been able to keep the same fly for three trips. I keep getting refresher courses in knot tying.

Morgan is convinced, but for anyone else out there who has not yet tried this fly - try it. It really is that good. If you tie your own flies, take a look at the Killer Bug "One Fly" tying kit - it has all you need to get started. If you don't tie your own flies, I'll get caught up with current orders and have them available again in mid-September.

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“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.


Warning:

The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.

Beware of the Dogma






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