Lightning Bug


Use as a general purpose attractor nymph, especially when mayflies are present.

How to Fish

Use trout indicator or tight line presentation to dead-drift fly near the bottom; or use as a dropper from a large dry fly.



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HOOK: 2X heavy, 1X long, Turned-down eye; e.g., TMC 3761 or equivalent. Size 14-20

THREAD: Black 8/0

HEAD: Silver tungsten bead

TAIL: Pheasant tail fibers

RIB: Fine copper wire

BODY: Small pearl Flashabou or equivalent

WINGCASE: Medium pearl Flashabout or equivalent

THORAX: Peacock herl

LEGS: Hen hackle or other soft hackle