Prince Nymph

Prince Nymph
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This nymph, also known as the Brown Forked Tail, can be used in lakes or streams. It was originated by Doug Prince of Monterey, CA in 1941 for fishing has favorite stream, the Kings River. The above recipe is the actual original pattern described by Doug Prince. However, Skip Morris indicates in his book "The Art of Tying the Nymph", that Doug Prince actually used Black Ostrich Herl instead of Peacock Herl for his original pattern. The Peacock Herl is the better choice as the material provides a very attractive irridescence to the body and has proven to be an excellent body material on other flies, such as the Zug Bug. Usually the white turkey biots used for the wing are turned down. However, in the orginal pattern, the wings were turned upwards.

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Hook:Tiemco 5263 or 5262, Size 8-18.
Thread:Black 8/0.
Body:Peacock Herl.
Weight:Brass or Tungsten to hook size (Lead wire may also be used).
Ribbing:Gold Oval Tinsel.
Tail:Brown Goose Biots.
Hackle:Brown Hen or Saddle Hackle.
Horns:White Goose Biots.

Fishing Hints:
Fish the Prince under an indicator.

-Reel Up-

Tying Instructions

Note: The video tying instructions and the written directions may vary.

Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.

9024 Manchester
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144

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