The North Fork Special features a bead head on a curved-shank hook, scruffy dubbing, a wire ribbed abdomen, and goose biots galore. Called "the Prince Nymph that went to Harvard: by people who use this nymph. The North Fork Special was developed by Tim Wade, North Fork Angler.
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|Hook:||Scud hook, Size 8-12.
|Tail:||Dark Goose Biots.
|Body:||Black nymph coarse dubbing.
|Wings Case:||Three dark goose biots.
|Ribbing:||Brass or copper wire.
Fish the North Fork Special under an indicator. Also works well in a two fly rig.
- Slide a bead onto the hook, and place the hook in your vice.
- Start the thread in the middle of the hook shank. Wrap a smooth threa d underbody to the end of the shank (use the area on the continous bend directly opposite the hook eye as a reference point for the end of the body). Wrap a small bump of dubbing at the tail end of the fly.
- Tie on two goose biots for tails. Clip the excess butt ends.
- Tie the wire to the shank along the length of the body.
- dub a thick abdomen covering the back half of the body. Spiral-wrap the copper wire forward to form the rib. Tie off and snip the surplus wire.
- Make a couple of turns of dubbing in front of teh abdomen. Tie a biot on the top of the hook. Clip the abdomen to form the first wing case. Add more dubbing, tie on another biot, and clip to create the second wing case. Repeat this process to add the third wing case.
- Slid the bead forward against the hook eye and tie a biot to each side of the fly to form the legs. Wrap a dab more dubbging tight againsst the bead. Whip-finish the thread tight against the bead, and clop.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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