Saturday, October 16, 2010

Umpqua's Black Fly Larva

Here is another new pattern from Umpqua Feather Merchants, I think it will be a winner. If you've been bitten by Black Flies in the spring while fishing (like I have) than Black Fly Larva are in the water you're fishing.

I like it for two reasons: 1. It's a simple tie following the K.I.S.S. rule; and there are plenty of these buggers in the rivers.  I think this will be a winner.

Here is the recipe as I see it.

Umpqua's Black Fly Larva

Size – 18-22 Nymph Hook
Thread – 8/0 Olive
Gills – White CDC Fibers
Body – Midge Larva Lace Clear or Olive


  1. Right on we were just talking about this thing,,,,

  2. Bigerrfish,

    When I saw the pattern I had a well 'da'.

    How many of those little bugger were under my feet and in trout bellies? I was only focused on the ones trying to get a blood meal out of me.