Purple Lightning Bug - Fly Tying

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  1. North 40 Fly Shop

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    Denver Rathbun from the Great Falls Big R Fly Shop is behind the vise this week tying the Purple Lightning Bug. This pattern fishes well most months of the year, but especially in the Fall and Winter months, and makes for a great mayfly or midge imitation.





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    • Purple Haze Holo Flash Fibers
    • Peacock Herl
    • Medium Holo Tinsel - Purple
    • Ultra Thread 70 - Black
    • Ultra Wire SM - Black
    • 5/64" Bead - Black

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