Jump to content
Fly Tying
flyguy613

First try at the 20 incher nymph

Recommended Posts

Here is my first go at the "20 Incher" stonefly nymph pattern

 

Size 6 Mustad Long Curved STD/3XL

6/0 Black thread

.020 Lead-free wire

Peacock hurls / brown stone dubbing

Silver oval tinsel

Brown Goose Biots

Hungarian Partridge for legs

Pheasant tail wing casing

 

Let me know your thoughts and opinions! Ive tied a few more now, will post more photos after work.

 

 

post-55702-0-70246800-1434122642_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bang up looking job, from my easy chair. i could possibly offer some thought; but i would be calling the kettle black, lol. it is all really small stuff. the one thing i don't see a problem with is putting the material onto the hook.

 

all i see are very small details. i think that the small details that i see, you would have already identified by the last fly fly that you tied in this series. if i sit down and tie 6 flies, the last one usually is the best. all the little tweaks are figured by that time (that is all i see are little ones). i'd really like to see the later ones in the series.

 

what i see (and what i am just as guilty of):

-a stronger thread base for the thorax. it seems to drop just before the abdomen.

-the ribbing is uneven a bit. are there 5 turns there? if not it could be because of my next comment.

- slightly shorter abdomen.

-pick the dubbing out a touch.

-shorter legs

 

you have it. all it needs are a few tweaks. i'll bet it will be in the photos that you'll be posting later.

 

great looking fly. that would go into the water before it went into the 'to be stripped' bin for me.

 

aside: are the last three numbers of your name, an ONT area code? if so i can hook you up with a guide fly pattern that was developed in SW ONT that catches everything, everywhere in this province. i've caught numerous trout and smallmouth river dwellers on it.

Edited by artimus001

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fine looking fly! Using a curved hook like that I would be tempted to tye it upside-down and adjust the weight distribution so it would swim hook point up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...