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Coruscate Nymph

tied by Frank G. Swarner III
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Steelhead,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Material List:
Hook: Daiichi 2571 Boss - Size 6-8
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Rabbit Fur
Abdomen: Krystal Flash
Wingcase: Kreinik Ribbon
Thorax: Ice Dubbing
Legs: Pheasant Hackle Fibers
Weight: Optional

Tying Instructions: Step 1:
Attach the thread at the midpoint of the hook.

Step 2: Tail
Select A few strands of rabbit fur for the tail and tie them in on the top of the body. Start at the midpoint and work back to the rear, wrapping the thread over the fibers. The tails should be as long as the shank of the hook.

Step 3: Abdomen
Wrap the thread forward to the midpoint of the hook. For a Size 8 hook select 4 strands of Krystal Flash and tie them in on the near side of the hook shank. Start at the midpoint and work back to the rear, wrapping the thread over the Krystal Flash.

Step 3a: Abdomen
Spin the 4 strands of Krystal Flash around the thread to form a single coruscating rope.

Step 3b: Abdomen
Start at the rear and work your way forward, wrapping the Krystal Flash rope around the hook shank. Keep the wraps tight and stop a turn or two past the midpoint of the hook. Tie the material off on the bottom of the hook shank and clip off the excess strands.

Step 4: Wingcase
Snip off a strand of Kreinik 1/8" ribbon and attach it to the top of the hook shank. The ribbon should lay flat with the excess to the rear. Keep the area around the eye clear of material.

Step 5: Thorax
Rub some sticky wax onto 3" of your thread. Pinch a few strands of Ice Dubbing and lightly press them onto the thread. Do not spin it on with your fingers!! The wax should be sticky enough to hold the strands of dubbing in place.

Step 5a: Thorax
Let your bobbin hang below the hook and spin it like a top and watch it spin. The dubbing will start to bind itself to thread. The spinning process may have to be repeated a few times for desired results. The dubbing rope should be lightly dubbed and fuzzy when finished.

Step 5b: Thorax
Start near the eye and wrap the dubbing rope backward to where the ribbon is tied in. Reverse direction and wrap forward over the thorax. Add more dubbing if necessary.

Step 5c: Trimming the Thorax
Pull all the fibers below the hook shank. Keep them taught and trim them off even with the hook shank. Trim the fibers even with the rear of the wingcase as well.

Step 6: Legs
Select one feather from the neck of a Pheasant that has been dyed black. Hold the feather by the very tip with small hackle pliers. Stroke the fibers from the tip towards the butt. The fibers should be standing at right angles to the stem. Clip a small portion of the tip off the feather.

Step 6a: Legs
Measure the fibers so that they extend just behind the thorax and tie them in at the head so that equal amounts of fibers are on either side of the thorax. Not the top or the bottom of the hook shank.

Step 7: Wingcase
Fold the ribbon(wingcase) over the top of the thorax and bind it to the top of the hook shank, right behind the eye of the hook with 1-2 turns of thread. Fold the wingpad back towards the tail and wrap over them again. Start to create the head.

Step 8: The head
Build up the head and finish the fly with a whip finish and a coat of head cement.Build up the head and finish the fly with a whip finish and a coat of head cement.
Presentation Tips: All Nymphing techniques can be applied with this style of fly.

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