Realistic Red Bug Fly


  • NEW at Frosty!
  • Realistic Red Bug Fly – an authentic looking, effective fly pattern for summer months.
  • Has the shape, size, characteristic black & red coloring and flexible legs of a real insect.
  • Light and floatable, made of high quality materials.
  • Comes in hook size #12.
  • 1 fly.

See Description tab below for more information on this fly and some fly fishing tips.

SKU: 100-031026 Categories: , Tag:

Realistic Red Bug Fly
100-031026H12-01Hook #12 US$2.93

Realistic Red Bug Fly

Our Realistic Red Bug Fly is an effective fly pattern for summer months. Made to authentically represent this terrestrial, this fly pattern features the shape, size, characteristic black and red coloring and flexible legs of a real insect. Light and floatable, made of high quality materials.

Red Bug Fly Fishing

Latin: Eurydema ventralis
Family: Pentatomidae

Red Bugs are shield buds, about 10 mm long, usually red in color with black markings. They feed on crops and vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables. They are most active during summer dry and warm days, especially during August and September.

Fly Fishing Terrestrial Flies

Terrestrial insects are land-bred. Some of the species of terrestrials include: hoppers (grasshoppers), ants, beetles, bees, crickets, etc.

Terrestrials are one of the essential food sources for trout and other game fish during summer months. Hot summer months are when the aquatic insects become sparse, the trout is the most active and grows the fastest. This is when terrestrials become their most important food source as a rich source of protein. A terrestrial falling into the water is a great and nutritious meal for fish as these insects are usually bulkier and heavier than aquatic insects and they provide a large calorie intake when the trout need it most.

Terrestrial fly patterns are effective from May till October, and sometimes even into the November.

As terrestrials are most active and most likely to fall in the river during the day, the best time to fish these fly patterns is anytime from late morning all the way through the evening. Windy days are best as the wind ‘pushes’ them to the water. Optimal locations to present terrestrial patterns is along cut banks, grassy shorelines or under big trees – places where fish wait for them – easy meals just dropping in. As these insects will eventually be pulled further into the river – midstream can also be a good place to present your fly.

On smaller streams fish are depending mostly on terrestrials as their food source. Small waters don’t have the high-energy riffles where the aquatic insects spend much of their lifecycles. For fishing small streams – terrestrials are a must.

Being it mid-summer, early fall, or the midst of spring – fishing terrestrial fly patterns can provide top dry-fly action!

Weight 0.003 kg
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 1.6 cm


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