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Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug Fly Tying Instructions

The Lightning Bug is one of the best high water mayfly imitations ever created.  The flash on the body allows for the fish to track down the small fly in high water and during runoff season.  The Lighting Bug is a mayfly pattern with a similar profile to the Pheasant Tail Nymph.  The Lighting Bug can be tied in many different colors.  The most common colors used are pearl, silver and gold.  Colored tinsel, such as red or green, can be substituted to add a bit of pizazz!

Lightning Bug Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #12-18 Tiemco 3761>>
Thread: UTC 70>>
Tail: Pheasant Tail>>
Body: Pearl Tinsel>>
Thorax: Peacock Herl>>
Casing: Pearl Tinsel>>
Legs: Pheasant Tail>>

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