video - Royal Lightning Bug

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by Hans Weilenmann, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    The Royal Lightning Bug, originated by John Mundinger, is a fun to tie, and proven on the stream, sub-surface attractor pattern.


    Royal Lightning Bug
    Hook: Grip 12804BL #14 (or equivalent 1XL wet fly hook)
    Bead: Tungsten, black 2.3mm
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Wing: Krystal Flash, pearl (or chartreuse)
    Body: Peacock herl; flash, red; peacock herl

    Video here - please view in HD, if able:

    Hans W
  2. Steve Saville Active Member

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    NIce and easy. I like it, Hans. Thanks for posting it.
  3. GAT Active Member

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    Willamette Valley, OR
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    There's something about the peacock-red-peacock body that trout really like. I have many different patterns tied with a Royal Coachman style body... guess I need to add this one.
  4. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    I like it. I think ill tie up a few on jig hooks. I have a feeling this would work well on my favorite local lake fished under an indicator.