Tying the Easy Cicada with Rich DiStanislao

In this video, I demonstrate how I like to tie my Easy Cicada pattern.

Here is a list of materials:

  • Thread: 6/0 unithread, either fluorescent orange, black, or fluorescent green
  • Hook: 4X long hook, size 6 or size 8
  • Body: Black closed-cell foam, 3/8 inch thick, 3/8 inch square piece, about 1.5 inches in length
  • Ribbing: Copper wire, brassie size, about an 8-inch length
  • Underwing: Coopper or reddish-orange flashabou fibers
  • Wing: SF fibers in tan
  • Legs: Sili legs, medium diameter, preferably orange/black banded, or solid orange, solid black
Rich DiStanislao’s Easy Cicada