|Utah Killer Bug - my version|
I stumbled across an interested pattern while I doing a bit of research on the Sawyer's Killer bug. This pattern is called the Utah Killer bug. It seems this pattern has only been revealed and talked about on the US Tenkara forums, many even called it their one fly pattern. As with Sawyer's bug this is also tied with particular materials; the yarn is Jamiesons Shetland spindrift, the colour is Oyster. Pink thread and wire is used to construct this bug. For simplicity I have omitted the thread, tying this as I would Sawyer's Killer bug using just the wire. Curved grub hooks are used instead of standard long shank nymph hooks though I supposed either would work. When wet this fly glows, it's translucent with a fantastic pink hue; I guess this would make a great subtle replacement for the usual pink grayling bugs. I look forward to using this during the winter and will report back any successes or failures.
The wool can be found here: Jamieson's Shetland spindrift Oyster
|Utah Killer Bug wet, a lovely translucent pink hue.|