HOTSPOT NYMPH

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Materials:

Hook: Standard Shank Nymph Hook - # 18 to # 12
Tail: Hackle Fibres, about 10 to 20 - Brown, Black, Tan (Substitute: Micro Fibbets, Pheasant Tail Fibres)
Body: Antron Dubbing - Brown, Tan, Black (Substitute: SLF Dubbing, Rabbit Fur, any suitable dubbing)
Thorax: Antron Dubbing - Orange (or use Chartreuse, or Red) (Substitute: SLF Dubbing, Rabbit Fur, any suitable dubbing)
Rib: Copper Wire
Wingcase: Pheasant Tail Fibres, about 10. (Substitute: Peacock Herl, Raffia, Flashabou (for flashback), Hackle Fibres)
Thread: Rusty Brown, Black, Tan

TYING INSTRUCTIONS:

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STEP 1.  Begin your thread and take it to a point just before the hook point, and tie in your Hackle Fibres. The fibres
should extend the hook  about the same
length as the hook shank (without the bend).

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STEP 2. Trim the hackle fibres butts, and tie in a length of copper wire.


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STEP 3.
Spin a thin noodle of dubbing onto your thread. Remember to roll the dubbing onto the thread with your fingers
in one direction only. Don't
put on too much, we can always add more, but it's difficult to remove
dubbing off the thread if you have too much.

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STEP 4. Wind the dubbing forward around the hook shank in a nice tapered effect, to just past the middle of the hook shank.

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STEP 5. Wind the copper wire forward in about 7 or 8 turns, and tie it off with the thread in front of the body.

Snip off the excess wire.

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STEP 6. Tie in about 10 pheasant tail fibres, just before the body. Then wind the thread back tight until you reach the middle of the hook shank, as shown.

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Step 7. Snip off the excess hackle fibres.

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STEP 8. Spin a thin noodle of dubbing onto the thread.

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STEP 9. Wind the dubbing around the hook shank, building up a nice fat football shape. Leave
enough space for the wingcase to be tied in behind the hook-eye.

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STEP 10. Pull the wingcase forward over the thorax, and tie it down behind the hook-eye. Trim off the excess fibres
and form a little thread head. Whip finish and add a drop of head cement to the thread wraps.


This fly can be used when normal nymph flies like the Pheasant Tail Nymph is not producing the results. The "hotspot"
on the fly acts as a trigger, and induces a take from a fish. We fish it as a secondary fly on the dropper or the point of the rig.
It is also used on a  "dry-and-dropper" rig, as the dropper fly beneath the dry fly. It is highly effective for trout and yellowfish.


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