This is the red/black Gussied Lightning Bug, our top nymph in fall 2018 on Yellowstone River floats and on the Gardner River in Yellowstone Park. We’ll be stocking it in a bunch of colors for next season.
Hook: #14-18 scud.
Bead: 3/32″ copper tungsten.
Thread: 8/0 black.
Abdomen: Two strands red holographic Flashabou.
Rib: Black Hareline Micro Tubing.
Wing Case: Opal UTC medium tinsel.
Thorax: Herter’s bloody black Hare’s Ice Dub, or 75/25 blend of black rabbit or acrylic dubbing and chocolate brown Ice Dub.
Legs: One strand of black/red Krystal Flash on each side of hook, doubled back on itself.