Step by step instructions for Carl’s cicada. This highly effective terrestrial dry fly is quick and easy to tie, high floating and fairly durable. It’s well worth having a few in your box for annual or periodic cicada hatches.
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Hook: TMC 760SP size 6
Thread: Danville’s Flat waxed nylon
Body: Plastazote foam
Underwing: Crystal flash
Wing: calf tail
Legs: medium round rubber or sili legs