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.
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