Fly Tying: KF Emerger

KF Emerger

Krystal Flash Emerger
Krystal Flash Emergers in Green, Red, and Black

The KF Emerger is one of the easiest and most productive midge patterns to tie. The material needed is very minimal but the results are dynamic fly that will catch fish. It can be tied in any color combo to meet the needs of any piece of water. The Krystal Flash Emerger is a must have pattern for water systems that have prolific midge activity.

KF Emerger
Krystal Flash Emergers in Green, Brown, and Purple

Materials:

Hook: Curved caddis hook size #16-24

Thread: UTC 70

Rib: Small Wire

Wing: Krystal Flash

Head/Thorax: Dubbing (I love Hare Tron Dubbin. It’s buggy looking.)

KF Emerger
Tie on thread
KF Emerger
Tie in wire. Wrap thread evenly back up behind the eye of the hook.

 

KF Emerger
Wrap wire rib forward evenly. Secure with thread wraps.

 

KF Emerger
Tie in Krystal Flash
KF Emerger
Fold Krystal Flash back and secure with thread wraps
KF Emerger
Dub a small thorax/head, whip finish, trim Krystal Flash
KF Emerger
The KF Emerger can be tied in many different thread and rib variations. Black/Copper, Black/Silver, and Brown/Copper are two that should definitely be included in any tailwater arsenal.

12 Responses to “Fly Tying: KF Emerger”

    • azwanderings

      Sure can. This certainly is a great pattern. I’ll be shooting you an email shortly.

      Ben

      Reply
  1. cofisher

    When I first started trying to tie small, this was the first pattern I tied. Love em. Great job on the tutorial!

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  2. Moorerust1

    Used this same fly yesterday to catch a handfull up on Tonto Creek!

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    • azwanderings

      It’s great for those streams with emerging midges. Tonto has some nice little hatches at times.

      Ben

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  3. Kirk

    Thanks for the tutorial Ben. I am slowly but surely looking to fill all my boxes with patterns from your site for my trips all over the country this summer. Awesome pattern.

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    • azwanderings

      Thanks for the kind words Kirk. It sure is a fun pattern to learn and tie.

      Ben

      Reply

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