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Early Season Bomber


Hook:           Daiichi Klinkhamar, 1160 or 1167, #12-#14
Thread:        MFC 8/0 or UTC 70, Black
Rib#1:          Small Black V-Rib
Rib #2:         Fine Red Wire
Body:            Holographic Red Mylar
Wingcase:    Pearlescent Mylar
Thorax:        Peacock Herl
Wing Pads:  Orange Super Floss
Legs:            Pheasant Tail Diamond Angel Hair
Gills:            UV2 Sparkle Yarn or Uni-Stretch Floss, White

Tying Note: Vary the body material, V-Rib and Wire Colors to imitate other pupal colors.

Muddy bottomed algae rich lakes dot the western reaches of North American. Trout within these waters grow at an alarming pace on a diet rich in scuds, damsels, dragon, leeches and of course chironomids. Chironomid species within these bodies of water tend to be larger than their cousins who inhabit the clear marl and chara type lakes. Typical size ranges run from 3/8ths of an inch to an inch. The pupae and adults from the larger species have been christened "bombers" by many anglers. Pupal patterns from these larger species afford plenty of room for imitation and the early season bomber was designed with this in mind. Despite this pattern’s moniker some of the best "bomber" opportunities occur during the high heat of summer. Using a floating line and a leader at least 25% longer than the depth of water being plied make a cast and allow the natural wind drift to swing the pattern astern. Hang on, as takes to these larger patterns are not always subtle.

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