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Giant Killer
Tied By William Lovelace

Giant Killer


Giant Killer

Category Summer Steelhead
Hook Dai Riki 889 #4
Thread Black Monocord

Purple Hackle Fibers


Fluorescent Green Floss

Hackle Purple-5 turns
Wing White Calf Tail

Giant Killer was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.

Bill's Notes: "This pattern came from my first fly pattern book a claw bound 1970 typed mimeographed copy of Roy Patrick’s Pacific Northwest Fly Patterns."

Webmaster's notes: You can also find this pattern in Flies for Steelhead, by Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen. They note that the original fly was designed by Don Larson of Seattle but was a personal favorite of Roy Patrick, the author of the book mentioned by Bill. Roy Patrick open ed the first fly fishing shop in the city of Seattle.

Read more about William Lovelace and his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.


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