FLASHBACK NYMPH

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Another very effective pattern, for yellowfish and trout.

MATERIALS:

HOOK: Standard Shank nymph hook, #10 - #18
TAIL: Brown, Black or Tan Hackle Fibers, 10 to 20 (Substitute: Pheasant Tail Fibres, Micro Fibbets)
RIB: Copper Wire
BODY: Brown, Black or Tan Superbrite Dubbing (Substitute: SLF Dubbing, Rabbit Fur, Haretron, Antron Dubbing)
THORAX: Same as Body, or Peacock Herl
THREAD:  Colour to Match colour of fly, i.e. Brown, Black or Tan 8/0
WINGCASE: Silver Tinsel (Substitute: Silver Flashabou, Holographic Tinsel. Think Christmas tree decorations!)

TYING INSTRUCTIONS:

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STEP 1. Mount the hook in the vise, and tie in the hackle fibres.

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STEP 2. Trim the excess hackle ends off.

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STEP 3. Tie in the copper wire.

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STEP 4. Spin a thin noodle of dubbing onto the thread. Spin with your fingers in one direction only. Be
careful, don't put too much on, and make sure it's not clumpy.

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STEP 5. Wind the dubbing forward over the hook shank, to just past halfway. You need to leave enough room
for the thorax, wingcase and to tie the fly off.

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STEP 6. Now wind the copper wire forward, evenly over the body, creating a nice segmentation and making the fly durable.

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STEP 7.  Tie the copper wire off.

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STEP 8. Tie in the section of tinsel, flash or holographic tinsel. Here we have used a holographic sticker,
cut to the size we wanted. It creates great flash, and different colour spectrums.

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STEP 9. Spin another thin noodle of dubbing onto the thread.

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STEP 10. Wrap the dubbing forwards, creating a thorax that's a fat football shape.
Don't be scared to wind it back and forth as needed, just end up with the bare thread just behind the hook eye.
Leave enough space to tie in the wingcase, and to tie the thread off.

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STEP 11. Pull the wingcase over the top of the thorax, and take a few turns of thread to secure it.
Lift the wingcase up, pull it tight (but don't break it off), and cut it as close to the thread as possible.
Now build up a small head, whip finish and apply a small drop of head cement, or "hard-as-nails" nail polish to the thread head.

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Here is a top view of the completed fly.

This fly is an excellent prospecting pattern, or used when there are an abundance of mayflies around.
We fish it New Zealand style in rivers, or upstream nymphing style, on a dead drift with a strike indicator. It could also be
fished "dry-and-dropper" style. An excellent pattern for trout and yellowfish in rivers and stillwaters.


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