Published Dec 1. 2013 - 10 years ago
Updated or edited May 6. 2019

Utah Killer Bug

In this fly tying tutorial, I wanted to share a fly given to me by my buddy Tom, the Utah Killer Bug. This fly can represent a myriad of insects depending on how you tie it. From the crane fly larva to scud, this pattern tied in a nondescript color seems to simply look like a bug (especially when it's wet!). There are a couple variations shown at the end, plus you can always make this pattern into a soft hackle, which can then touch on the caddis spectrum. Tom, thanks for sharing this pattern!

Mentioned in the introduction of this video was a shout-out to the Eldredge Brothers Fly Shop; this is a shop that offers incredible seminars throughout the year. Please check out their site (and ask to be included on the email list) @:

Thanks for viewing this YouTube fly tying tutorial; feel free to leave questions/comments directly on this page, or email me:

Tim Cammisa


Martin Joergensen's picture

C.J.Dorchak, Try ...

This seems to be a v...

This seems to be a very useful fly. Where can a tyer get the Jamiesons yarn? I've tried several craft stores and can't find it.


Log in or register to pre-fill name on comments, add videos, user pictures and more.
Read more about why you should register.

Please notice that some of the links in the video descriptions may be affiliate, which means that they can link to web shops, which pay the video producer a commission (also known as "affiliate revenue") when a viewer clicks a link and buys a product.
The Global FlyFisher does NOT make any money from these links or purchases!
You can support the Global FlyFisher directly here, if you feel like it.

Since you got this far …

The GFF money box

… I have a small favor to ask.

Long story short

Support the Global FlyFisher through several different channels, including PayPal.

Long story longer

The Global FlyFisher has been online since the mid-90's and has been free to access for everybody since day one – and will stay free for as long as I run it.
But that doesn't mean that it's free to run.
It costs money to drive a large site like this.

See more details about what you can do to help in this blog post.