LALU BUG: STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO

LALU BUG: STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO

Tied and designed by Platon Trakoshis. The Lalu Bug is a heavy dragonfly nymph pattern that rides hook-point up, imitating the stubbier dragonfly nymphs naturals from the classes Libellulidae and Gomphidae. This pattern evolved from a fly that Platon initially used for targeting carp on the Berg river, and now in its final form, is used to fish for an array of species, but still very similar to its buggy ancestor. The Lalu bug is tied with a heavy scud body intended to sink the fly into fish-feeding zone extremely fast, just as Pla uses it to lead feeding carp in the fast flowing Berg River.

In this step-by-step fly tying tutorial, Platon Trakoshis of Them Lucky Bastards takes us through how to tie this eight-legged Odonate nymph imitation, and goes into great detail about its origin and use. Watch the full video below, or if you prefer the analog version, study this previously done photo step-by-step.

MATERIALS USED:

  • Hook: Size #10/#12 jig hook
  • Thread: 70 denier – brown
  • Weight: scud body
  • Eyes: plastic bead chain x2
  • Body and Tail: Hare fur
  • Wingcase: Scud back
  • Dubbing: Brown/Olive
  • Legs: Silicone barred legs

Read more about the Lalu Bug from issue 11’s fluff, it’s free!

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