by Tim Flagler

A common fly in Newfoundland, the Glitter Bug can be fished wet or dry. A variation on the Bomber, it is fairly simple to tie, and salmon love it!

Glitter Bug

Detailed instructions for tying a Glitter Bug. Check out the full video of Tim fishing with The New Fly Fisher on the Gander River: For more information on Gander River Outfitters in Newfoundland, visit Hook: Size 8 salmon hook: Thread 1: Light gel spun thread. Tail: Calf tail.

Glitter Bug
Hook: Standard salmon hook, size 8.
Thread 1: White gel-spun thread.
Tail: White calf tail, stacked.
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash.
Butt: Chartreuse or light green micro-chenille.
Body: Green deer belly hair.
Thread 2: Black gel-spun thread.
Hackle: Brown, undersize.
Head: Black gel-spun thread.
Adhesive: Head cement.