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The key to catching more trout is to match the insects they are feeding on.In a hatch, there are two essential things to know about the bug: What is the color, and what is the size. The color is easy by viewing the under belly of the specimen. The size is a different problem because the bug on the water will always appear larger than its true size.
DFI to the rescue…you’ll never guess again about the size of the bug with the new and improvedBugometer. You simply have to place the insect under the hook scales and the meter will tell you the exact length of the body in hook sizes. Closer size matches equals more fish!!
When ordering, you’ll receive 2 Bugometers: A Streamside model that you attach to your zinger on your fishing vest. It is transparent, made of 30mil (credit card thickness and size), durable, waterproof, tearproof, and UV coated to prevent scratches. You will also receive a cardstock Benchside model to be used in your fly tying room. It will convert the length of any specimen you bring home into the exact hook size to tie the bug to its proper size.
This is a phenomenally useful tool both on the river, and for tying. Once you begin to use this method of judging insect size, you’ll find this to be the best $3 purchase you ever made. By always matching your fly to the food source in the river, you can cast with confidence and be prepared to say “There He Is!”
This is a revolutionary product that every angler should own. Includes both Streamside and Benchside. 30mil thickness (credit card thickness and size); hole punch for attaching to fly vest, UV coated to prevent scratching, waterproof, tearproof, and very durable. See more information here!