Beadhead prince nymphs

Posted by Steve Galea at

I'm not sure why this unlikely looking nymph catches fish but, boy, does it ever. This is the beadhead prince nymph and it's a must have fly in any nymph box. I tied this one in size 12 and its one of a dozen I'm tying for the stock I'm accumulating for the shop.

The recipe is:

Hook: nymph hook from size 8 to 14 or even smaller.

Bead: Gold to suit hook size

Thread: Red 8/0 or finer

Tail: Brown goose biots

Ribbing: Gold wire or tinsel to suit hook size

Body: Peacock herl

Hackle: Brown hen or rooster (I prefer hen because it has more movement in the water (I'm not really sure the fish care.)

WIngs: White goose biots


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