Utah Killer Bug Proves Itself on Yorkshire Grayling
by Dave Southall
(East Yorkshire, UK)
Thanks Chris for the Utah Killer Bug yarn you sent as a free sample with my last order. I thought I should tie an actual Utah Killer Bug so I looked up the tying on the net. I tied up a few in sizes 16 & 14.
Needless to say this variant of Frank Sawyer's grayling Killer Bug proved to be very effective yesterday on Pickering Beck (a small freestone stream) where I caught 9 grayling & 2 (out of season) trout & today on my local chalk stream (Driffield Beck) when it accounted for 4 grayling (best 16") & 3 (out of season trout).
Two friends fished with bait on Pickering Beck & between them caught 7 grayling (plus a few trout & dace): so the Utah Killer Bug & Tenkara proved more effective for grayling than bait!!! Two more possible converts?
“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.
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