Do you love big bluegill?
With the success many of you have with crickets, either fished alone or tipped on a jig. I decided I needed a good cricket pattern for my fly box. I had tried in the past to tie a cricket pattern, but was never happy with the profile or proportions. I have a foam spider pattern that is easy to tie and I thought if I could add some shapely legs, a wing and some markings I could produce something that might pass for a cricket to a hungry gill. I little time at the vise produced this...Foam body makes it float great and a coating of fabric fusion gives it durability. Tried some with white legs......
p>birds eye view.....gills eye view....Going to tweek a few more things and get some pantone markers with fine tips with a more accurate color. Hope to post a step by step in fly tying forum soon. Got a feeling this is going to work as well as my favorite hopper pattern!