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: Atlantic Salmon Fly of the week Copper Killer


Charlie
03-01-2006, 09:59 AM
The Copper Killer is usually considered a fall pattern and is fished in smaller sizes at that time. It does, however, work well in larger sizes in the high waters of spring. This is a very popular pattern on the Miramichi river in New Brunswick.

Hook: Up eye salmon hook.
Tag: Copper wire and pale green floss.
Tail: Rusty Pheasant fibers.
Butt: Scarlet floss.
Body: Flat copper tinsel.
Rib: Oval copper tinsel or copper wire.
Throat: Bright orange hackle.
Wing: Red squirrel tail.
Head: Red.

Charlie.

Smolt
03-01-2006, 12:13 PM
This is one of my top five favorite flies. Your tie is beautiful.

CK

The Copper Killer is usually considered a fall pattern and is fished in smaller sizes at that time. It does, however, work well in larger sizes in the high waters of spring. This is a very popular pattern on the Miramichi river in New Brunswick.

Hook: Up eye salmon hook.
Tag: Copper wire and pale green floss.
Tail: Rusty Pheasant fibers.
Butt: Scarlet floss.
Body: Flat copper tinsel.
Rib: Oval copper tinsel or copper wire.
Throat: Bright orange hackle.
Wing: Red squirrel tail.
Head: Red.

Charlie.

chromedome
03-02-2006, 12:58 AM
Yeah, real nice Charlie. I got 'em in October on the Miri with that pattern, size 8.