Utah Killer Bug Challenge
by Dave Southall
(Driffield, East Yorkshire, UK)
My variant of the Utah Killer Bug tied with Globrite Floss (see the UKB Challenge for tying sequence) is one of the best flies I have for grayling fishing (& it is excellent for brown & rainbow trout). In November 2014 I had an outstanding hour on my local chalk stream (Driffield Beck, East Yorkshire, UK) landing 7 big grayling with the best two weighing 2lb 7oz & 2lb 14oz on an orange Utah Killer Bug (size 12).
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma