Fly Tying: Giant Isopod (Bathynomus Giganteus) Pattern (Super Scud)

Up from the depths of the Pacific and the Atlantic, this two + foot long creature looks like a super sized nymph. Called Bathynomus Giganteus, the creature was recently discovered on top after it attached itself to a submarine craft at 8500 feet! in the Gulf of Mexico near an oil rig and took the ride to the surface. Looks like a giant scud. Called horrifying, scary, monster….I will just call it a fascinating creature amongst all the marvels of the deep.

Bathynomus Giganteus

The little dude is carnivorous, feasting away on whales, sharks, squids on the ocean’s floor. Looks more like a sea creature than ol’ Montauk Monty.

Bathynomus Giganteus

Bathynomus Giganteus

Crank up the crab pot! Apparently they are somehow harvested enough to be consumed in Taiwan.

2 Responses to “Fly Tying: Giant Isopod (Bathynomus Giganteus) Pattern (Super Scud)”

  1. 1 n@
    October 5, 2011 at 07:34

    Eww!! that is super scary and gross to even think about… Almost hard to believe.


  2. April 1, 2010 at 16:11

    Looks like a scince fiction alien! Scary.


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