Introducing Umpqua's Jumbo Juju Chironomid fly, designed by renowned fly tyer Charlie Craven. Charlie's innovative creation was born out of his desire to have a pattern that stands out from the crowd, and the Jumbo Juju certainly delivers. Its unique design sets it apart from other Chironomid patterns, with multi-hued ribbing over a bright white underbody and a top coat of epoxy that all combine to add to the sheen and division between the colors.
But the Jumbo Juju isn't just eye candy, it's a highly effective fly for stillwater fishing. Typically fished under an indicator, hanging anywhere from 1–20 feet down, usually in tandem with at least one other fly, be it another Jumbo Juju in another color or a callibaetis nymph or other still water bug. The JJJ's durability (epoxy coated), segmentation, and slight bit of flash make it a standout pattern. Its epoxy coat also contributes to the gaseous bubble effect of an emerging chironomid, making it irresistible to fish.
The Jumbo Juju is a larger Chironomid pattern, and it's perfect for use during run-off periods when stillwater fishing can be particularly productive. When fishing on the "hang" like this can get boring, the JJJ's versatility comes in handy. Anglers can sometimes resort to a S–L–O–W hand twist retrieve to keep them busy. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, the Jumbo Juju Chironomid fly is a must-have in your fly box.