Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Sawyer Bug...A New Nymph

Hopefully you can sense the sarcasm in the title of my post.  All too often people design a "new" fly that looks peculiarly like a fly that already exists.  When it comes to nymphs, let's face it, most nymphs are either a Pheasant Tail or a Hare's Ear variation.  The most recent fly name to make me giggle is the frenchie.  The frenchie is a Pheasant Tail with a hot spot, in other words, it is a Pheasant Tail.  So, in the tradition of reinventing the wheel and calling it something different, I have created The Sawyer Bug.  The Sawyer Bug is named after that same Mr. Sawyer that created the PT and the Killer Bug, and looks mysteriously like a PT.  However, this fly is tied with different materials, so I get to name it!

Hook: TMC 2457
Bead: Tungsten (w/ lead wrapped hook shank)
Thread: Brown 8/0
Tail: Pine Squirrel Guard Hairs
Rib: Amber Midge Vinyl Rib 
Body Material: Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift - Burnt Umber*

*The Oyster color of the spindrift wool yarn has gotten a lot of hype recently as a killer bug material; however, I have found the Burnt Umber to be a dead ringer for imitating mayfly nymphs.


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