featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By Kevin Hospodar on September 28, 2011 8:17 pm
Hook: Daiichi D 1270 #14
Thread: Yellow body thread from Devaux
Tail: mallard barbs
Underbody: yellow thread -Devaux
Body: Trout Line nymph skin
Gills: cream yellow thread -Devaux
Torax: yellow thread and Trout Line nymph skin
Legs: partridge barbs
Prep your hook with lead wraps
Cover the lead and attach the mallard barbs tail.
Form a nice evenly tapered body and attach the nymph skin body at the tail
Tie in 12 strands of the gill material between the lead and the hook eye figure 8 style
Pull back the gill material with every wrap of the body
the first 4 gills are made with single strands on each side
for the next 3 sets of the gills use 2 strands on each side. Tie off and trim the nymph skin.
Tie in a partridge feather by the tip above the last set of gills
Fold the partridge feather forward, tie off and trim. Then fold the nymph skin forward, tie off and trim.
Whip finnish the head
Trim the gills for a tapered look
Tags: Intermediate, Lucian Vasies, Nymph, Trout