A lively looking nymph imitation.
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|Hook:||Umpqua Competition C400BL, Size 14-16.
|Wing Pad:||Large Pearl Mylar.
|Body:||Pheasant Tail Fibers.
|Ribbing:||Fine small copper wire.
|Tail:||Pheasant Tail Fibers.
|Hackle:||Brown CDC Feather.
Fish the jig under an indicator similar to a nymph
- Slide the bead on the hook and mount hook in the vise.
- Start the thread behind the bead and secure the bead. Lay a thread base down the shank of the hook to the bend.
- Select 4-6 pheasant tail fibers and tie the ends (tail)to the shank at the bend. The tail should be about the lenght of the hook shank.
- Lift the pheasant tail fibers and wind the thread back to the bead. Do not capture the pheasant tail fibers.
- Tie in the wire on the near side of the shank to the bend. Return the thread to behind the bead.
- Wrap the pheasant tail fibers forward to form the body of the fly. Tie off the pheasant tail fibers about 1/3 the length of the shank behind the bead. Cut the excess.
- Counter wrap the wire forward over the body and tie off. Cut the excess wire.
- Turn the hook upside down (This is how it will ride in the water) and tie on a piece of mylar in the thorax area. Tie the mylar snug against the body.
- Tie on a strand or two in the thorax area. Bring the thread to a point behind the bead.
- Wrap the peacock herl forward to form the thorax. Tie off the peacock herl and cut.
- Pull the mylar over the peacock herl and tie off. Cut the excess.
- Turn the hook over in the vise. Tie in a CDC feather by the tip. Make one or two wraps of the CDC and tie it off. Cut the excess CDC.
- Form a head and whip finish.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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