For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, October 21, 2021
This is true my friends...
This may as simple a fly that ever was. Awhile back one of the blog readers sent me this sample. It is Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift Yarn, Oyster. This along with some thread and a few turns of non lead wire create what is known as Sawyer's Killer Bug. It's lives up to it's name. The 290 yarn is key and when wet you would not believe how life comes forth. The colors are awesome. The 290 yarn is cheap, for five or six bucks you can purchase enough of it to last a lifetime.
You can see the Killer Bugs here. I tie them in 12 and 14.
Here is the Killer Bug wet...beautiful color.
If you like fancy then wrap a turn of woodcock hackle. Effective.
These may get a new name from me. How about the Takayama Sakasa Kebari..."yellow jacket"...do you remember that photo of the yellow jacket just sitting on a leaf in the stream...maybe that's the reason for the popularity of this fly lately. I tie them from 14 down to 10.