Thursday, May 19, 2016

YOU ASKED FOR IT!...HERE IT IS....ALSO MAYFLIES HAVE STARTED!

(APM (all purpose mayfly) PHEASANT TAIL)
I have never created a more deadly nymph...PERIOD!!!. It is extremely effective fished classic...down-and- across wet fly swing, with twitching and jigging movements manipulating the articulation. It is deadly on spring creeks sight fished to actively nymphing trout during baetis and sulpher/PMD hatches..A.K.A Frank Sawyer style. 
On tailwaters and freestone stream swung actively along with tight circular mends clockwise and counterclockwise to manipulate swim-and-drop movements....GOOD LUCK!, and go heavier on the tippets, and just tighten  line on the strike since fish will hit this nymph very hard!!! The articulated movement, soft hackle pulsing and very realistic look all add up to a triple whammy for the trout!!!

RECIPE- THIS FLY CAN BE USE FROM SIZE 10- THRU 18...TO IMITATE A LARGE ARRAY OF MAYFLIES- MOST DEADLY FOR HENDRICKSONS ,  QUILLS, DRAKES, PARALEPS, SULPHERS/PMD'S, BWO'S, STENONEMAS.... 

BACK HOOK: DAIICHI 1110 STRAIGHT EYE
THREAD: UNI BROWN 6/0
TAIL: WOOD DUCK OR GADWALL DUCK-HARELINE
BODY: NATURAL PHEASANT TAIL ( USE NUMBER OF STRANDS BASED ON SIZE-FEWER FOR SMALLER SIZES ETC.,, VISA VERSA
RIBBING: COPPER WIRE

(THEN BREAK HOOK GAPE OFF IN VICE BY TWISTING THE SHANK FORWARD AND BACKWARD GENTLY!!!!- NOT TO DISTURB THE MATERIALS ON THE HOOK (NOTE: IN PRODUCTION TYING, I USUALLY TIE A DOZEN OR SO TAILS FIRST



FRONT HOOK: DAIICHI X120....SIZES#10- THRU 18
THREAD:UNI  6/0 BROWN
BEAD HEAD: SMALL COPPER BEAD BASED ON HOOK SIZE
EYES:....HARELINE EX. SMALL/SMALL/LARGE BLACK MONO EYES
TIE IN THESE ITEMS FIRST TO UNDERSTAND SPACE REQUIREMENTS WHEN TYING IN MATERIALS

JOINING BACK SECTION- TAKE 5X MONO AND TIE INTO THREAD AND THRU THE EYE OF BACK HOOK AND KEEP A SMALL LOOSE LOOP SO ARTICULATION HAPPENS- SEAL WITH SUPER GLUE OR LOON FLOW UV LIGHT- LET DRY OR LIGHT TO DRY---CAUTION: DON'T USE HEAVIER MONO/FLOURO BECAUSE IT WILL NOT WIGGLE AND GET STUCK!  

FIRST STEP ONCE BACK HOOK IS JOINED: FORM THE OVERLAPPING BACK AND TIE IN  YOUR CHOICE OF :THE PICTURE ABOVE IS A WOOD DUCK FEATHER TIED TIPS FIRST, BUT YOU CAN USE  A STRAND OF THIN SKIN (WAPSI) INSTEAD...THEN TIE IN J;SON SWEDEN (HARELINE) REALISTIC NYMPH LEGS IN SIZES N5/S5 FOR SMALLEST SIZES ...AND WORK UP TO N3 ETC FOR BIGGER MAYFLIES- ( THE LARGER NUMBER IS THE SMALLER LEGS

NEXT: TIE IN A NICE HUNGARIAN SELECT PARTRIDGE SOFT HACKLE FEATHER( HARELINE GRADE 1)

BODY : HARELINE UV ICE DUB PEACOCK

NEXT: PALMER SOFT HACKLE FORWARD TO THE EYES OVER THE ICE DUB- AND PRESS DOWN FIBERS TO THE SIDE OR CLIP TOP FIBERS TO ALLOW FOR BACK

BACK; LUUL LEGS FORWARD FIRST AND THEN WOOD DUCK OR THIN SKIN OVER AND ALIGNED PROPERLY...FOR WOOD DUCK AND LEGS, MOTTLE WITH COPIC BROWN MARKER FOR COLOR/BANDING/SPOTTING

WHIP FINISH AND SEAL BY BEAD WITH LOON/OR CLEAR CURE UV- JUST A DASH AND LIGHT SEAL SO MATERIALS DON'T
 UNRAVEL 

THERE YOU HAVE IT!!!...THE ULTIMATE TROUT NYMPH FROM THE BIG HORN , THE SPRING CREEKS TO THE CATSKILLS !!!

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GOOD LUCK!!!!