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: Favorite Nymph Pattern

paul yochim
02-18-2003, 09:00 PM
My favorite nymph pattern is as follows:
Hook - TMC 200 R, Size 14 - 18
Thread - Brown, waxed
Brass or tungsten bead
Tail - Pheasant Tail
Abdomen - Pheasant Tail, with counterwound copper wire
Wing Case - Green Scudback
Thorax - Brown Hares Ear dubbing, tied with a dubbing loop

I make the thorax a little longer than the abdomen. Tying the thorax with a dubbing loop really gives it nice legs. I've used this nymph on the spring creeks in western Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota for the last 5 years with very good results. I've also used it on the Deschutes with good success.

John Desjardins
02-18-2003, 09:19 PM
That sounds like a great pattern. Its a combination of 2 great patterns the Pheasan tail nymph and the Hares ear nymph.

paul yochim
02-18-2003, 09:35 PM
John: Good to hear from you. This pattern has served me very well. I wish I could claim it as my original. I picked it up from a gentleman I met while fishing the Whitewater River in Southeast Minnesota a while ago. Tie ;ots of them and enjoy. Paul:eyecrazy:

02-19-2003, 05:44 AM
Try that with a peacock sword wound body. Also use many colors of dyed pheasant tail. Fluor green and olive being a favorite one. Have lots of pheasant tail variations, some how they all seem to work.

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