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Fly Days of August: Gold Nymph

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

I don’t have a name for this pattern. Perhaps it does have one, but its an example of a type of nymph that I tie for float trips down Henry’s Fork. I tie these in a number of colors, mostly olive and brown, but toss in a gold one every now and then.

The key here is to tie a thin fly, and durable. This is usually fished as a dropper beneath a stimulator or hopper, or a dropper behind a big-black-ugly-hairy fly (bugger or rubberlegs).

Gold Nymph

Gold Nymph

Gold Nymph

  • Hook: Scud or caddis hook, size 16 or 18
  • Weight: gold bead
  • Body: Gold or Yellow Biot, ribbed with gold wire
  • Thorax: Golden Brown Ice Dubbing

Tying tip: Build a slight taper with thread before wrapping the biot. Smear a small bit of zap-a-gap on the thread wraps before winding the biots to improve durability.

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