Killer by Josephine Sedlecky-Borsum

Photo and fly by the author

Photo and fly by the author

Guest Blogger: Paul Beel, Frankenfly

The Killer is a general caddis attractor pattern designed by Josephine Sedlecky-Borsum back in the 1950’s. Josephine was the owner of Ed’s Sport Shop in Baldwin, Michigan, from 1945 until her retirement in 1992.

Jo, as her friends called her, and her husband Ed purchased an old abandoned gas station and turned it into a sports shop. While Ed finished his duty in the military, Jo got the shop up on its feet and running by the time he returned. She was an avid hunter and as good with a fly rod as most of her male counterparts. So it was no wonder she didn’t have any trouble getting the shop business started and running.
This fly can be fished at anytime during the entire season. This fly follows the old adage of being simple, but deadly. Josephine designed many other patterns, but rumor has it that the Killer was the number one fly in the arsenal of flies they carried at Ed’s Sports Shop.

Materials List for the Killer

Hook: Mustad #94840 Sz: 8-14
Thread: Black, 6/0
Body: Peacock Herl, tied heavy
Wing: Woodchuck, tied trude style
Hackle: Brown, tied heavy

2 thoughts on “Killer by Josephine Sedlecky-Borsum

  1. Paul

    Sure Walt, here you go.
    Hook: Mustad #94840 Sz: 8-14
    Thread: Black, 6/0
    Body: Peacock Herl, tied heavy
    Wing: Woodchuck, tied trude style
    Hackle: Brown, tied heavy

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