Hook: Daiichi 2370 #2
Tip: Silver oval tinsel
Tag: Chartreuse floss
Butt: Red yarn
Body: Copper flat tinsel
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Wing: Natural red fox guard hair
Collar: Orange hen hackle
Notes: The Copper Killer was originated in the 1940’s for the pursuit of Atlantic salmon on Canada’s east coast. The storied rivers of the Cains River area were the backdrop for the development of this pattern under the experienced hand of Bert Miner. Copper based flies have not always been utilized due to availability of materials, but many of the most successful salmon patterns showcase it. Other patterns developed by Mr. Miner include the Cains River, Blackville, Silver Down-Easter and Squirrel Tail.
Daniel Despres – I am an avid fly fisher, fly tyer and outdoorsman and have been for many years. As a youngster, I grew up in a supportive and loving family that was not much into either fishing or outdoor activities. Nevertheless, through self propelled interest and friends sharing the same hobby as I, fishing slowly but surely grew into a full time obsession. Throughout the years, I have fished many rivers and lakes in the province of Quebec.
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