Published Mar 10. 2009 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited May 31. 2016

Domestic Fly

The common housefly is indeed... eh.... common, and an obvious insect to imitate.

Compared - A real fly - left - and an imitation on the right showing how close the resemblance is
Two flies - The housefly imitation is very close to the natural
Buzzzz - Ready to fly away to the stream!
The housefly - Domestic Fly
Radoslav Kiskinov

What does it imitate?
It imitates a house fly, obviously.

The idea for making this fly came from nature. I tie my flies after taking a closer look at the real insects. Knowing the entomology of the insects is the key to making a good imitation of a fly. The next thing is to choose the appropriate materials.

I use it when go fly fishing for chub. Here in Bulgaria the chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a very popular fish for fly fishing and you can find it in almost all streams and rivers in our country as well as in many lakes.

I fish the fly as a dry fly.

Radoslav Kiskinov
Radoslav Kiskinov
Housefly - A common housefly - Musca domestica
The fly
Kamran Iftikhar

Comments

I made a house fly p...

I made a house fly pattern also but it was a little different. For the eyes I melted the end of monofilament and put on two red seed beads, then melted the other end to form sort of a dumbell. Same body and I just tied a thick parachute style hackle with a white post of calf tail. I tried this pattern yesterday in the native brook stream in front of my house. Landed a 10" brook and a 12 1/4 brook in about 15 minutes! They sure do love the house fly!!!

I think your fly tyi...

I think your fly tying is absolutely outstanding and extra comments would be uncalled for

You are getting bett...

You are getting better and better, Rado the Shark! Great job!

l have been tying fl...

l have been tying flies on and off for the past 25 years and have never saw one so realistic, but l would be inclined to agree with Ripley that so much detail is not necessary to catch fish.
wish l could tie that good.

Fly-tying has never ...

Fly-tying has never been my cup of tea.
While I admire and give full credit to anyone that can tie life like patterns, I am sure the pattern would still work if you finished at step 4.
Great pattern though.
R

CARLOS's picture

Great design Radosla...

Great design Radoslav!
The best housefly pattern I've ever seen.
Tonight I'm going to tie some!


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