While perusing Jardine’s book, I came across a pattern called the NOMAD. I like the looks of the pattern because of the ‘hot’ focal point of the snout and the placement of the bead toward the middle of the shank. It is probably nothing more than my desire for a little variety to the ubiquitous Woolly Bugger. I love the Little Fort Leech, Minnow Bugger and Calico Bugger (to name but a few) but this pattern adds some non-drab energy and it would be fun to experiment with the attractor color. In the book, and not shown here, the pattern is black marabou and rear body with a hot chartreuse green front. The hot green, red, orange opens the way to all the usual experimentation and alternatives to any pattern…Jardine touts the pattern as highly effective in UK stillwaters. I am going to tie up a few in various sizes for early season Browns and Bows in Central Oregon.