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?
Walk softly and carry a long stick. - Teddy Roosevelt (almost)
Tenkara has no strict rules. Enjoy tenkara in your own way.
- Eiji Yamakawa
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.