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Package pickup has been suspended. My neighborhood post office is closed. I go outside as little as possible because I am in an "at risk" group.

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Utah Killer Bug
"One Fly" Tying Kit™

The kit has been discontinued, but you don't really need a kit anyway. The wire and hooks are readily available. The yarn is Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift. The color is Oyster. There are a number of places where you can buy it online. Feral Knitter has it in whole balls and also in 20 yard mini-skeins. https://www.feralknitter.com/product/290-oyster/

Step by step tying instructions are here. The instructions show my version of the Killer Bug, which is tied with a different yarn and which I color with a Prismacolor marker. The Utah version does not require the marker.

Utah Killer Bug wet.

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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






Currently processing orders that were received Apr. 3.