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Long Line casted Blue Wooly Killer Bug
by Vic Velasco
It's been awhile, but I got the "bug" to tie up more flies. This one's got a brass bead head. I tied it up using a size 12 hook - up from the 14's I usually use. For a change of pace, I tried using a 16' #4 line. I was using my Nissin Fine Mode 2-way Seiryu rod - I cast it in both the short and long settings. I learned why I don't usually do this - without a steady down current, the extra line becomes difficult to manage - so much so, that I missed setting the hook more than a few times. I can see how this would be a good tactic in a river with good flow. More to follow when I get to those conditions.
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