Re: getting the profile of a nymph correct
Depending on what kind of tails you are tying on the nymph, if you cut them off towards the rear of the fly it can leave a bump in the body that will make the fly fatter at the rear. You could try leaving the butt ends of the tail longer....maybe extend them to the point on the hook where the thorax starts, which will leave a smooth base to dub the body of the nymph. Then build up a thorax area that is fatter than the body. The fat thorax with the slimmer body will give the fly a tapered look. Hope that helps.
What is the name of the pattern you are trying to tie?