It’s terrestrial time in much of the country, and having the right land-based bug can be the key to success. Last week, the folks at Tightline Productions showed us how to tie a Foam Beetle, and now they are back with a great cricket imitation that is high-floating, easy to see, and attractive to trout, bass, and panfish.
In this great video, Tim Flagler offers a cool way to add the legs quickly and easily, without a lot of fuss. After a couple attempts, you’ll be able to whip these out in no time.
Hook: Standard dry-fly hook (e.g. Dai-Riki #300), sizes 10-14.
Body: Black 2mm Craft Foam, 1/8-inch strip.
Thread: Black, 6/0 or 70 denier.
Adhesive 1: Zap-A-Gap.
Legs: Rubber legs (here, Wapsi Barred Round Rubber legs).
Wing: Deer hair.
Sighter: Bright egg yarn.
Adhesive 2: Head Cement.