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Lino Catucci



Joined: 19 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:29 pm    Post subject: Killer bug material Reply with quote
Hi guys,

I've a question regarding tying Frank Sawyer killer bug.
The body material Frank Sawyer used is the Chadwick 47. This material is no longer available.

Who know's a good subtitute for this material and were can I buys this via the internet?

Cheers,
Lino
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Atli



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
Posts: 22
Location: Skovlunde, Denmark

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Lino,

Found this on the net, haven't tried it though.

http://www.waderson.com/store/1794-477-Killer-Bug-Yarn.html

Cheers,
Atli
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Brian Larson



Joined: 27 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:59 am    Post subject: killer bug Reply with quote
just use any gray yard. That is what the makers son says to do.
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arkle



Joined: 26 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chadwick's lost the dye recipe for 477 some 30years or so back in a fire, the nearest colour to follow it was their 454 but that was discontinued around 20years ago with all the other darning wools they made. 477 comands very high prices indeed - you do see it on ebay now and again, and it often reaches £40.+ per card. I have heard it go to £100+ in some cases.There are numerous substitutes on the market, its just a matter of trying different ones until you are happy with the results.
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hares ear



Joined: 04 Mar 2007
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Location: Fishtown (Germany)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Lino,
I have ordered some substitute from the UK because 40 pounds are breaking my budget (http://www.sportfish.co.uk/product/33767/Chadwick_Wool_Sub_Killer_Bug_Yarn.html) at around 1.99 GBP. It works nicely. If you need a good tying instruction Oliver Edwards tying videos are great,
TL
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cornmuse



Joined: 30 Mar 2006
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Location: Cincinnati, OH

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
FWIW, I use a 100% wool medium gray yarn and it works perfectly. Take a look at http://www.flyfishohio.com/Killer_Bug.htm for step by step and a video of this fly being tied. I also have a link to a gallery of images of Frank Sawyer himself tying his Pheasant Tail.

Joe C.

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Wiggy



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Personally I've used www.sportfish.co.uk for sourcing mine. A nice yarn and catches fish too!

Alot cheaper than £40 Laughing

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taff



Joined: 24 Mar 2006
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Location: Wales, UK

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: keiller Bug Yarn Reply with quote
Take a look,

5 days to go and nearly £50.00 including postage!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ORIGINAL-GENUINE-CHADWICKS-477-YARN-GRAYLING-KILLER-BUG_W0QQitemZ290097273590QQcategoryZ23816QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Im not sure Id pay £50.00 for some yarn. Having said that I have some capes that easily cost that. Whats the difference?
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