This week we are going to tie a super secret pink winter bug. This is my favorite pink winter bug for winter. If pink is part of your program then put a few in your fly box and give her a try.
Why does pink work so well in the winter? There are lots of theories and I dont have the answer for you. If I was a fish, freezing my ass off, sitting in slow water and I saw a pink orb float by… I would eat it!
Here is a materials list.
Hook – Dai-Riki #135 size 10-16
Bead – Montana Fly’s Lucent Pink 1/8, size down for smaller hooks
Underbody – 0.20 Lead Wire
Ribbing – X-Small Red Ultra Wire
Abdomen – Pink Acetone Floss
Tail and Collar – UV Fl Hot Pink Ice Dub
This fly can be tied in and with a variety of different materials and colors. Dont have any Lucent Beads? Use Pink brass beads. No Acetate Floss? Vinyl D Rib or normal pink floss works just fine. Dont get me started on all the different pink Ice Dub’s there are.