Prince Nymph Fly Recipe

Prince Nymph Fly Recipe

The Prince Nymph is a long-time staple in most stream and river fishing fly boxes. It is a bit of a strange looking fly at first glance, but it can imitate several different insects that trout feed on in our local waters. In larger sizes it can simulate a Stonefly nymph or when tied on smaller hooks it can easily imitate a Mayfly.

We like to fish this fly in a shallow riffle, mending through the stretch with a floating line. When fished in deeper slots it can be put under an indicator. It can even be fished under a small bobber on a spinning rod for those who are not accustomed to fly fishing. If you have yet to add this to your box, it is a worthwhile addition for the summer season!

Fly Recipe

Hook: Daiichi 1710, Size 10-16

Thread: Uni Thread 8/0, Black

Bead: Wapsi Cyclops Brass Bead, Gold 1/8

Tail: Wapsi Goose Biots, Dark Brown

Body:  Fly Angler Strung Natural Peacock Herl

Rib: Uni French Oval Tinsel, Gold.  Size Small  

Collar:  Wapsi Strung rooster Saddle, Dyed Brown over Natural

Wing:  Wapsi Goose Biots, White

Prince Nymph fly recipe

Tying Instructions

Step 1. Slide the bead on to the hook and place it firmly into your tying vise. You can add a few wraps of lead wire if you wish to get this fly deeper in the water column.

Step 2. Tie in your thread and cover the hook shank to give a good base to build the fly.

Step 3. Tie in a pair of brown goose biots for the tail.

Step 4. Tie In your oval tinsel and three pieces of peacock herl. Palmer the peacock forward and then rib with the oval tinsel.

Step 5. Tie in a single brown saddle hackle and make a few wraps to build the collar.

Step 6. Trim the hackle fibers flush on the very top of the fly. This will allow the white goose biots to lay flat over the back of the fly without being pushed up by the hackle.

Step 7. Tie in a pair of white goose biots as a wing, trim the butts, whip finish and apply a coat of head cement to the thread.

Step 8. Now tie it on and give it a shot, good luck!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by Sea-Run Fly & Tackle at #110-1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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