Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Lights Out.

Lights Out|




Dai Riki 060, #16 – 18




8/0 (70 denier), black


Wood duck flank fibers or tan Flourofiber & root beer Krystal Flash


Small, hot orange Uni wire


Black UV Ice dubbing


Flame orange thread


  1. Pinch barb and place the bead on the hook.
  2. Start the thread and advance thread to the rear of the hook.
  3. Tie in the tail using 10 to 12 tan Flourofibers and then the Krystal flash.
  4. Attach the rib.
  5. Dub the body
  6. Wind rib forward using 4 – 5 turns.
  7. Whip finish the black thread and trim.
  8. Begin flame orange thread to make a hot spot collar.
  9. Whip finish.

“The Lights Out nymph is a version of Aaron Jasper’s Black Out. This fly is a guide fly – it catches fish (lots of fish) and is easy to tie. Several months ago, Fly Tyer magazine published an article by Aaron Jasper on the use of hot spots on flies. As many of you know, I am a big fan of the use of hot spots on nymphs. A majority of my patterns have been modified with wing cases of Mirage Opal. Jasper’s patterns called for florescent orange and pink beads and collars. I tied some of his patterns and had moderate success. However, one pattern called the Black Out held promise. I took the pattern to the Madison River this summer and had good success with the Black Out. When I returned to the Crooked in late July, I tried the Black Out again, but with some changes. The “new” fly warrants a new name – the Lights Out. This fly catches fish. Since late July, my fishing partners and I have caught hundreds (yes, hundreds) of redbands and whitefish with this pattern. My modifications incorporate a relatively new material called Flourofiber and black UV Ice Dub. The original pattern called for a wood duck tail. After 20 plus fish, the wood duck didn’t last, so I substituted 10 to 12 fibers of tan Flourofiber and two strands of olive brown/root beer Krystal Flash. The body calls for black dubbing, and I substituted black UV Ice Dub. I use white and gray Flourofiber for wings and black for legs on mayfly and midge patterns. It is cool material! The black UV Ice Dub looks great in the water, and fish seem to love it. Caution: tie more than one because once your fishing buds see how successful you are with this fly, they will want one (or two).” – Bill Seitz

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