Glo Bug Fly

Glo Bug

Designed to mimic fish eggs or roe. It's known for its vibrant colors, which trigger predatory responses in various fish species.

How it's tied

The Glo Bug is tied on a short-shank, heavy wire hook, usually in sizes 6 to 12. The body of the fly is created from yarn, which is tied in a small clump onto the hook shank and then trimmed into a round shape to resemble a fish egg.

Key features of the Glo Bug include its vibrant color and round, egg-like shape. The yarn used is often in bright, fluorescent colors, such as orange, pink, or chartreuse, which are highly visible underwater and can trigger a feeding response from fish.

The fly is finished off with a whip finish and head cement to secure the yarn in place and ensure durability. Though simple in its design, tying a Glo Bug well requires a certain level of skill to achieve the right shape and size.

What it mimics

The Glo Bug is designed to mimic fish eggs or roe, which are a natural food source for many fish species. Fish eggs are often released during spawning season, making the Glo Bug particularly effective during these times.

Where it's used

The Glo Bug is commonly used in rivers and streams, particularly during spawning season when fish eggs are naturally present in the water. It can be particularly effective in riffles and runs downstream of spawning areas, where eggs may drift in the current.

While the Glo Bug is particularly popular for targeting trout and steelhead, it can also be effective for other species that feed on fish eggs, such as salmon and grayling. The fly's bright color and realistic profile make it a go-to pattern during spawning season.

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Fish you can can fly fish for with the Glo Bug

Atlantic Salmon

Brook trout

Brown Trout

Cutthroat Trout

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