It was a tough descision to leave out my Banger fly from this years challenge. Longevity was the key issue as I just knew they wouldn't last the whole season. I generally get around 10 - 15 fish with this design, which normally would be a good return for a fly, but they are prone to loosing their over all length within the first 5 - 8 fish caught. Okay, shorter more compact flies would be a great asset to have in the box for the summer months, but I just could'nt take the chance. Its a real shame cause this fly kicks ass under the water!