Mark you asked some pictures of the nymphs I've been tying. Nothing fancy. All are tied on an Orvis Big Eye Dry Fly hook, size 12. Thorax is peacock herl wrapped around the ribbing wire, soft hackle is starling.
This one has a parrot feather body. Tail is pheasant
This one is tied from a white tip turkey tail feather dyed fluorescent green. Tail is pheasant
These two I named the Austin Chicken Nymph since I tied them from the wing feathers of a couple of chickens my niece and her husband raised for eggs and eventually dinner. Body and tail are chicken. I tried to find the breed and discovered they're called Easter Eggers because they lay various shades of green, blue, pink eggs
The next four are PT nymphs in no particular order, Natural, dyed brown, olive and black.
The last two are sort of stone fly nymphs to imitate the yellow and lime sallies that are in the streams around where they'll be living in Vermont. Yellow is goose biots, the green is turkey dyed fluorescent green.
I know the Austin Chicken nymphs work. Greg's(my niece's husband) father caught a couple of nice New Zealand brown trout. I tied 3 of each in size 12, and plan to do the same in size 14. Then I'll start on the mini-mop flies.
Those are all very handsome, thank you very much.