Standard Shank Nymph Hook - # 18 to # 12
Fibres, about 10 to 20 - Brown, Black, Tan (Substitute: Micro Fibbets,
Pheasant Tail Fibres)
Antron Dubbing - Brown, Tan, Black (Substitute: SLF Dubbing, Rabbit
Fur, any suitable dubbing)
Antron Dubbing - Orange (or use Chartreuse, or Red) (Substitute: SLF
Dubbing, Rabbit Fur, any suitable dubbing)
Pheasant Tail Fibres, about 10. (Substitute: Peacock Herl, Raffia,
Flashabou (for flashback), Hackle Fibres)
Rusty Brown, Black, Tan
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).
STEP 2. Trim the hackle fibres butts, and tie in a length of copper
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.
Wind the dubbing forward around the hook shank in a nice tapered
effect, to just past the middle of the hook shank.
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.
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.
Step 7. Snip off the
excess hackle fibres.
STEP 8. Spin a thin
noodle of dubbing onto the thread.
STEP 9. Wind the
dubbing around the hook shank, building up a nice fat football shape.
enough space for the
wingcase to be tied in behind the hook-eye.
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
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
beneath the dry fly. It is highly effective for trout and yellowfish.
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