All rivers have their favorites and Umba is no exception. That said though it must be added that – probably due to the decent neutral color in most of the rivers – very many and very different types of flies seem to work.
Hereby some of the hot patterns you should bring to Umba
Traditional hook flies – recommendable size for the Autumn in Size 6 – 8 Double hook
Red Butt / Black Francis / Ally’s Shrimp / The Cascade / Green Highlander / Thunder & Lightning / Willie Gunn / Black Sheep / Hairy Mary / Blue Charm / The Undertaker/ Billy Butt / Black bear Green Butt / Monroe Killer
Bring tube fliews with a wing length around 1 inches – 1 ½ inches – Get them in the classic “Scandi” design with a long profile in the wing a’la Tempeldog style – Productive colors – Black / Yellow / Orange / Green / Brown. The tube fly Body should be in length 10mm – 20mm – recommended in Brass, Cobber or aluminum.
Getting the goodies
If you do not tie your own flies or if you feel more comfortable with flies dressed up by some “Scandi Umba-Poffs”, you will be happy to know, that we have a large selection of high quality flies available in the camp-shop on Umba lodge.
I look forward to see all of you in Umba – sure we will have some cracking weeks as always