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Super Simple Cicada

Detailed instructions for tying a Super Simple Cicada.

by Tim Flagler

Super Simple Cicada

Detailed instructions for tying a Super Simple Cicada. To enter the Douglas Outdoors Fly Off contest, visit https://douglasoutdoors.com/about/contest/douglas…

 Super Simple Cicada
          Hook: Bomber hook (here an Ahrex HR418), size 4.
          Thread: Black, 6/0 or 140-denier or heavier.
          Underbody: Black rabbit-fur dubbing.
          Adhesive #1: Superglue (here, Fly Tyers Z-Ment).
          Body: Black and orange 2mm foam.
          Legs: Orange black-barred round-rubber legs, medium.
          Underwing: Pearl Krystal Flash.
          Adhesive #2: Superglue (here, Fly Tyers Z-Ment).
          Wing: Tan deer-body hair, cleaned and stacked.
          Hot spot: Orange 2mm foam.
          Thread cover: Black rabbit-fur dubbing.
          Adhesive: Head cement (here, Sally Hansen Hard-As-Nails).
          Tools: Foam-body cutter, spray adhesive, whip-finish tool, bodkin.