Glitter Nymph- by Lucian Vasies

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on August 23, 2012 8:38 am

Hook: the new Maruto Dohitomi D04 BL HW #14
Thread: Textreme Standard Thread 3/0 – hot orange
Tail: Coq de leon in different colors
Body: Glitter Thread in different colors
Torax: Mad Rabbit Dubbing
Beads: tungsten beads or brass beads
Coating: UV Deer Creek Resin

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Tie in thread and attach the tail just behind the hook point

Attach the glitter thread above the tail and then build a taper.

Advance the glitter thread an tie off at the head, leaving room at the bead for the throax

Coat with UV resin and cure with the UV light

Dub the thorax and whip finish

Color, bead color, and thorax can be changed to suit your needs

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  1. Gordon Bryson says:

    I like the concept and the pattern. What is glitter thread and where do you get it?

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  2. Ray Emerson says:

    >>>I like the concept and the pattern. What is glitter thread and where do you get it?<<<

    I use Flashabou as a wrap for a lot of flies rather than thread. It is bright, and it shines, makes a beautiful fly, and is a real attractor.

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  3. Bruce Beck says:

    I like the concept, I get glitter thread from Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s or Michal’s. I usually use hard as nails for the coating, but do like the idea of knot sense or clear cure goo coating. This pattern gives the fish something different to look at.

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  4. Mike says:

    Jo Ann’s Fabrics has a brand of glitter thread called Sulky… at $7 bucks a pop for 250 yards in many ‘fly tying’ colors.

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  5. Mitch Gunner Svaty says:

    I believe
    a good body substitute for the pattern that is
    shown how to tie is to use RainBow Flash. And
    it looks like a real good fish catcher too.

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  6. Jack Wolbach says:

    I try a little glitter nail polish on old patterns and have had some success

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  7. Nice pattern, is a killer on weather shallows, I use this pattern over all in spring season

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  8. Woody Giezentanner says:

    Where can I purchase glitter thread?

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