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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2020, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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To swing for trout, a bit of Hornberg and Hamills Killer on a size 10, TMC 3761, but I have a feeling it will fish well on the spey in still waters......
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2020, 03:44 PM
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I looked these up after you mentioned them on an earlier post. Looks like it's swimming right there on the bench.

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Can you post a top view? Curious.

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Hamills Killer is a very deadly fly to swing for trout, so this variant should pull fish.
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There you go Dan, some slight tenting so the view from underneath is a narrow window of the yellow floss body with fine silver rib....

The Hamills Killer was one of the patterns I would fish when I first took up fly fishing and it gave me success.... it was mostly on lakes, these days I have easy access to some beautiful rivers, that are perfect for trout spey, so fortunate
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Very cool. Thanks.

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Nice!

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1. A strong hook size 10.... I like the TMC 3761 from experience.

2. Golden pheasant tail cluster for the tail.

3. Body, yellow floss with fine silver rib.

4. Under wing, clump of yellow mallard tied in on top at the head.

5. Wing set, olive mallard feathers set each side with flat gold flash on centre line.
Wing is slightly tented.

6. Front hackle soft olive hen 2/3 turns.

7. Sulphur lazer dub collar.

On the fly I tied it could have handled a bigger clump of mallard in step 4.
Also will be tying some in more natural tones tan/brown to swing on the big river in a few weeks time....
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Nice tie AJS.

I have found on traditional Hamill's a red body works well also, so might be worth tying a couple to add to the arsenal.
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That is beautiful and extremely "fishy". I have got to tie some up to try on the swing. Great job. Until you mentioned it in the other thread, I had never heard of a Hamill's Killer. Now it's a must have for me!

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Looks very promising - and the name sounds like that too...
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