Published Jul 15. 2017 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Jul 16. 2017

Bead Head BH Lightning Bug

The Lightning Bug is a simple nymph pattern that I've had quite a bit of success using. This is a simpler version (Orvis version?) than one designed by Garry Stacker which includes a flashback and legs.
This pattern has worked quite well for trout, Arctic graying, perch, and sunfish. The fly has tons of reflective metallic surfaces and a delicious looking profile.

BH Lightning Bug Fly pattern Recipe

Hook: Mustad C49s #10-18
Bead: Silver brass or tungsten
Thread: Tan 6/0
Tail: Blue phase ringneck rump
Body: Silver holographic tinsel
Rib: Gold oval tinsel
Thorax: Copper orange Diamond Dubbing


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