Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Featured Fly - Hot Collar Prince Nymph

This featured fly is nothing, new, or innovative, its just a simple twist to a fly that has been working for centuries. I added a hot collar to it, and tied it on a 2499spbl, and for whatever reason, on the not so "hot" days this winter, I have had great success with it.

Hook: 2499SPBL - 14-18
Thread: 6/0 UNI Thread - Brown or Orange 
Bead:  Tungsten Bomb Bead 
Tail: Goose Biot - Brown
Body: Peacock Herls - 3 or 4
Back Biot: Goose Biot - White
Collar: Rooster Hackel - Grizzly/Brown

Step 1: Make a thread base.

Step 2: Make a little thread ball at the bend of the hook. Tie in your 2 goose biots.

Step 3: Tie in your ultra wire. Tying it back to the start of your biots.

Step 4: Tie in 3 or 4 peacock herls.

Step 5: Wrap the peacock forward, tying off right behind the bead.

 Step 6:  Wrap the wire forward a making even wraps, tie off behind the bead.

Step 7: Tie in your rooster saddle, wrap 3 or 4 times.

Step 8: Trim the hackle off the top of the fly.

Step 9: Lay your biots on the top of the fly. Tie down right behind the bead.

Step 10: Cut off the biot extras, then wrap ice dub 2 or 3 times behind the bead.

Step 11: Whip finish, the cut off.

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