Thursday Night Fly Tying...Lightning Bug and Whip Finishing

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Thursday Night Fly Tying...Lightning Bug and Whip Finishing

Come down and see us at Gallatin River Guides on Thursday February 2nd to tie the Lightning Bug and learn how to whip finish by hand and with a tool.

Lightning Bug

Hook: Dai-Riki 075, sizes 14-20

Tail: Pheasant Tail

Body: Medium Holographic tinsel, color of your choice

Rib: Copper Wire, color of your choice

Thorax: Ice Dub, color of your choice

Wingcase (optional): Same holographic tinsel used for body

Legs (optional): Pheasant Tail

Bead: Size and color to match your fly




Learning how to whip finish can be one of the more frustrating things to learn when starting out with fly tying. But without a whip finish flies are far more prone to unravelling and some patterns require a whip finish to complete due to other material being in the way. 

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