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Flies from 2004

July 2004: Hamills Killer

Hamills Killer
Hamills Killer
Hook: 8 - 12
Head: Black thread
Underbody: Red thread over lead &
  Golden pheasant tips
Body: Green Hamills feathers
Tail: Black fox tail fibres
The fly featured this month is the "Hamills Killer".

July 2004 was a very cold month with 3 falls of snow and 60 mm rain recorded. With the very cold weather not a lot of surface activity happened. Trout were mainly caught on Wet Fly, including olive green & brown Nymphs, Woolly Buggers and Hammills Killers. Quite a few bigger fish were caught, up to 2.5 kg.

The Hamills Killer was also featured in November 2003 Fly of the Month, and over the years has proven to be a very successful fly. If you're looking for a "must have" fly for Uncle Billy's, the Hamills Killer would be very near the top of the list.


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