Quill Nymph- by Lucian Vasies

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on March 21, 2012 10:05 pm

Materials- Nymph or scud hook, peacock, hare’s foot, hackle fibers, hackle or pheasant for wing case, and thread


select and cut a peacock herl

pick your herl

Use a pencil eraser to strip the herl

finished product

Put your hook in the vise and start your thread by the eye. Wrap back to the bend and attache a fe hackle fibers for the tail.

tail attached

Tie in the peacock herl were you left off with the tail. Advance the thread to the eye and then wrap the herl. Use slightly overlapping wraps to create a segmented body. Once you are close to the eye, tie off the herl and trim excess.

Peacock herl wrapped and secure

Tie in your wing case by the tip.

wing case

Trim some off the Hare’s foot

trimming hare's foot

Create a dubbing loop and insert the Hare.
Spin the loop and then palmer the brush

fill the loop

spin the loop

palmer the brush

Trim the top of the thorax. This will give the wingcase a place to sit.

trim the top

fold the wingcase forward and tie off

Whip finish and you are ready to fish

ready to fish

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  1. Murray says:

    Great SBS, and a super fly, thanks for posting

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  2. Billy Williams says:

    Great fly but what hook is that. they look like they have some serious hooking ability compared to regular hooks. Thanks for the pattern.


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  3. florin says:

    i tried this fly in italy, it realy works, great pattern.
    felicitari din partea uni incepator intr-ale muscaritului. daca nu ma insel ai si o imitatie super de corobete

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  4. Mitch Gunner Svaty says:

    I really like the fly, what sizes of hooks
    are they?

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  5. Daniel Smith says:

    What hook is that? Partridge CZ or CZF?

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  6. bigdewy says:

    Petty deadly looking pattern! I’ve got to add a few of those to my repertoire!

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  7. larry pauley says:

    a very nice nymph

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  8. Ray Emerson says:

    What hook is that; pick your size in scud hooks. This fly could work in various sizes for many fish, since from 20% to 90% of most growing fish’s diets are scuds of some sort.

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  9. JaRo says:

    great catcher. I believe in it.

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  10. Vali Pali says:

    Great fly, I’ll try it on Pere Marquette this season.

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  11. Jack Wolbach says:

    Great simple fly. Try groundhog in place of hare for a variation

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  12. Michael Whelan says:

    super looking nymph i will tie a few up and try them over here on the river Suir.

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  13. Victor Stiuca says:

    Reusite Lucii ,am si eu un model asemanator .

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  14. Ian Paltridge says:

    Hook size, a bit of local entomology may give you an idea as to what size!

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  15. awesome pattern…real easy to tie…and some really good detail…especially the body segments!

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  16. wollyworm says:

    Would it be wise to add some weight like lead free wire or a bead since scuds are always near the bottom?

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