Lightning Bug

  • Hook: Size 14 Dry Fly Hook
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive
  • Bead: 1/8 Silver
  • Tail: Pheasant Rump Tips
  • Body: Holographic Tinsel
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Legs: Pheasant Rump Tips
  • Wingcase: Holographic Tinsel

Slide bead onto hook and tie in some Pheasant rump tips for the tail.


Tie in some Holographic Tinsel and wrap forward to form the body. DO NOT cut off excess tinsel. Pull back the extra tinsel, which will be used for the wingcase later.


Tie in a few strands of peacock herl and wrap forward to form the thorax.


Take a pheasant rump feather and cut out the tip. This will be used as the legs for the fly.


Lay pheasant rump legs over the thorax, pull extra holographic tinsel over the legs, to separate them, and then tie off. Remove excess tinsel after tie off.


Whip finish and the fly is ready for those days when the fish are keying on emergers!