Having a good selection of different colors and sizes in your box is an essential must for all anglers. Generally the most popular colours are copper, red, yellow, green and I like claret and burnt orange also. Hends Products have an extensive range of colored wires perfect for tying this nymph.
There is a few small tips to tying this nymph, I always put some extra weight behind the tungston bead so the fly will get to the bottom of the river fast. When you are tying the thorax cover firstly pull over the pheasent tail fibers and follow that with pearl flash tincel, then put a blob of Loon UV fly finish over the pearl down to where it meets the wire body to give a translucient effect on the thorax.
This fly will produce fish either fished as part of a team or on its own during the dry season and rivers are low, it is a very attractive patteren and can get a stubbron trouts attention. I have found it to also work on stocked lakes tied on a size 14 or smaller and fished buzzer style.
Thread: Black Twist
Tail: Brown Goose Biots
Body: Underbody- Fine Lead, Hends Coloured Wire
Thorax: Spectra peacock dubbing no 46 or natural Peacock
Thorax cover: Phesant tail, pearl Flash, Loon UV fly finish.
Legs: Phesant tail fibers