|Kalkatu Fly ( Jungle Flying Termite )|
I think most fisherman who are from tropical country share the same experience like me, seeing the hatch of the jungle termite... the flying termite army. Where we saw lots of fishes raised to grab those juicy termite.
This is a pattern imitate our Kalkatu ( Jungle Flying Termite ), which is about 3cm with the wing length, some villagers told they have seen 2 inches(5cm) species deep in the wild. this insect is the exotic food for most of our fresh water fish.
Targeted fish are Carp ( Jelawat ), Pacu, Kaloi, Talapia, Kelah(red Masheer) and many others fresh water fishes... A friend of mine, Mr Sek have hook up a good 2kg Sebarau ( Jungle Perch / Hampala ) with this pattern
Hook - TMC 100 size 8 -10
Abdomen - 2mm thick close cell foam
Thorax - 2mm thick close cell foam
Head and eye - Foam eye profile, Loon Hard Head
Wings - Elk Hair
Legs - Montana Fly Centipede Rubber legs (mini)
Step by step tying instruction:
Cut a piece of close cell foam, hook through the foam at about a hook length
Tie down the foam
Tie the segment of abdomen, stop at 1/4 from hook eye, tie down tight the bottom piece of foam
Continue tying the top piece of foam, fold over the foam for tying the eye profile
Tie the eye profile with figure 8 technique, continue tying the foam and stop at 1/4 from the hook eye
Colour the fly with marker ( optional )
Tie in the Elk hair, about 2 length of the abdomen
Tie in the rubber legs, use dubbing to split the legs
Fold over the thorax and tie down tight
Trim the foam and whip finish, drop a small drop of cement at the knob. The Kalkatu is completed
View from the bottom.... what fish will see..