My Precious Nymph – Lucian Vasies

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on December 29, 2015 10:12 am

My precious Nymph is very simple to tye and is a general searching model. “My Precious Nymph” is tied to imitate baetis nymphs, clinger nymphs, swimming and crawler nymphs, basically almost all delicate medium-small nymphs. Because is so simple and tied with only respecting basic elements and classic proportions, the nymphs is a great searching fly. But not because is a searching fly makes this nymph so exceptional! The “secret” is hidden in the material used for body! The body is made of a special thread made of different mixed colors ( When gets wet the main color is very interesting, semi translucent with very nice reflexes and shades. The effect is similar with [extremely rare and expensive] Chadwick wool.

In Nature all insects don’t have a solid color, the main color is in fact a mix between a few colors in different shades. This help insects to have a better camouflage. For this reason a mixed dubbing is more successful than a dubbing in a single color. Same thing with this body thread.

Hook: Maruto Dohitomi D23 BL #14-20
Thread: Devaux Cream Body Thread
Tail: Coq de leon Indio Acerado
Body: Troutline Special Body Thread – cinnamon color
Ribbing Devaux Cream Body Thread
Torax: Mad Rabbit Dubbing yellow mixed with rusty brown
Bead: Copper tungsten bead

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mount your hook with a bead
tie in thread at the head and wrap back to just before the hook point


tie in tail fibers


Tie in your rib
then dub the body to the bead


counter wrap your rib


tie off the rib at the bead
a dub your torax

Whip finish


Completed fly


close up of the body and rib


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  1. Scott W. Nelson says:

    Lucian has some homework to do…..”to imitate baetis nymphs, clinger nymphs, swimming and crawler nymphs, basically almost all delicate medium-small nymphs.”

    There is NO WAY that this pattern can be a clinger nymph or maybe even a crawler type. Clingers have a large torso due to their function – clinging to rocks in fast currents. It is just too skinny. It maybe also too light in color to effectively represent BWO’s.

    However, he is right the mark about mixed colors in dubbing vs. a uniform shade that isn’t natural at all.


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  2. Kenan Haseta says:

    this is great imitation…I’m just using orange hot spot behing tungsten bead

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