2024 Double Brood Cicada Dry Fly Tying Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a robust cicada patterns just in time for the legendary Brood XIX and XIII cicada hatch of 2024. These are two overlapping hatches of 13 & 17 year periodical cicadas that won’t happen again in our lifetimes. So many insects hatch during these events that fish, birds, and other creatures gorge themselves on cicadas. If you’re lucky enough to live in a region where this is happening, you need to get in on it. Cicadas are large insects that are clumsy fliers. If you’ve ever been hit by one flying you know they are big bugs that have to make a big splash when they hit the water. This fly is tied with 6mm foam to push water as it hits the surface and bring up the largest fish. Tied on a robust Ahrex hook, this fly is safe for the biggest fish crushing cicadas. Tie some up and share your photos with us!

Note: We misspoke in the video about which batch of cicadas are hatching this summer. The 2024 hatch contains Brood XIX and Brood XIII not Brood X (2021).

2024 Double Brood Cicada

Hook- Ahrex FW570: Size 6

Thread- Veevus FL. OrangePower Thread: 140D

Abdomen- Hareline 6mm Fly Foam: Black & Thread

Thorax/Head- Hareline 2mm Hi-Float Foam: Black, Hareline Micro Fine Dry Dub: Trico

Wing- Hareline Elk Hair Natural

Legs- Hareline Grizzly Orange Barred Rubber Legs: Medium

Eyes- Hareline Chicone’s Fettuccine Foam: Orange

Glue/ Resin- Loctite Brush On & Solarez Bone Dry

Bobbin- Rite Bobbin

Vise- Renzetti Traveler 2304

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