Cricket Foam

Fly Name
Hook 6-10
Thread black
Wings none
Tails none
Body black foam
Hackle knotted pheasant tail fibers

Cricket

Cricket

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend.

Cricket

Cut foam tubing in half lengthwise. Attach at rear of hook shank with 2 loose wraps. Reposition tubing so cut section will be on top of the hook shank when folded over. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Cricket

Fold tubing over the top of the hook and secure where shown with 5 tight wraps.

Cricket

Select 2 pre-knotted sections of died black pheasant tail. Attach them with 2 loose thread wraps. Reposition so legs are evenly spread apart. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps.

Cricket

Advance thread and again fold over the foam. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Trim foam so a head like protrusion sticks out. Secure with 5 tight wraps.

Cricket

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate the thread base.


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