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.

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