One of the most productive Salmon flies you can have in your box, must be the famous Billy But.
The birth of Billy Butt, took place in our fabulous Umba Lodge in 1998. That season we caught during our 20 weeks season nearly 3000 salmon – Biggest salmon that season was a 39Lbs fresh Osenka
Black flies are always deadly, and the Red Butt and Billy Butt has to be the leading flies on the Umba.
Always bring a bunch of “Billies”, or buy them in our camp shop
Billy Butt – Dressings:
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
The Umba River is one of those places, where you may lose your soul forever, but you may very well also discover it there.