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Red Tailed Blue Killer Bug

by Vic Velasco
(Reston, VA)

The fly

The fly

I ran out of my normal orange scuds so I decided to start using the blue yard you sent. I tied up a killer bug (with a red dubbing tail so I could see the fly) and the bluegill were tearing it up! I used the Nissin Fine Mode 2 Way that I ordered from you earlier this year - opens up several parts of our home turf and it is a blast to bring in a feisty bluegill (but somehow the Daiwa Soyokaze is still MORE fun to use - how would you place the Daiwa Kiyose 27 compared to the Soyokaze?). I will be gunning for the smallest fish (notice to all) - but since I'm tying, I'll post what all I do catch regardless of size. Caught 11 on this single fly for starters.

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Apr 13, 2013
Red-Tail Fly
by: Paul Arnold

Hey, Chris, when red tails, don't forget that famous soft-hackle fly with the grand name of RED ASS KELSO. Its red ass is of course a little clump of wool behind its peacock-herl & partridge forequarters. ~Paul

Apr 13, 2013
Kiyose 27
by: TenkaraBum

Vic, the Kiyose 27 is noticeably stiffer than your kids' Kiyotaki rods. Would stand up to largemouths nicely, but more rod than necessary for bluegills.

If you are going for "most" fish as well as "smallest" and "largest" (why not?) you'll have to send in a photo of each fish.

I'd never thought of a red tail but there are several successful flies that have them (red tailed skunk, woolly worm and black nosed dace) - and now red tailed blue killer bug!

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