The Billy Butt – Trustworthy ammunition for Umba and Ponoi

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One of the most productive Salmon flies you can have in your flybox, must be the famous Billy Butt designed by Christer Sjøberg from Loop.

The birth of this excellent fly, took place one evening in the fabulous Umba Lodge back in 1998, celebrating a marvellous day on the river. 1998 was memorable season. During a 19 weeks period we caught nearly 3000 salmon – Biggest salmon was a 39Lbs fresh whopper from Home Pool. More than 50 percent of these fish where caught on The Red Butt , Billy Butt and Green Highlander.

Black flies are always deadly and the Red Butt and Billy But just happen to be the leading pattern on the Umba. Flies like the Undertaker, Black doctor etc. are closing in, but the good old Red Butt is still roaming on the top.

Billy Butt

Tying Silk : Black

Tag : Oval Copper tinsel

Butt hackle: Bright Yellow Hackle

Tail : Fluorescent Red wool

Butt : Fluorescent red wool

Body: Flat copper Tinsel

Rib :oval copper tinsel

Front hackle : Black hackle fibres

Wing : Black Polar fox or other soft hair material

Hook: Double hook in size 6 – 8

In our Umba Camp shop we will always have a serious stock of Umba killers – of course also The Billy Butt

“Umba River is one of those places, where you may lose your soul forever, but you may very well also discover it there” Orla Bertram Nielsen

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