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Old 10-09-2012, 11:00 PM
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Default Re: Nymph Swap Fall 2012

With all the step by steps, I thought I'd try one, though it's an easy fly. Sorry some of the pics are out of focus...

It's my version of a zebra sugar cube fly. It can be fished in the film as an emerger, but I found it most effective trailing behind a beadhead nymph. Can also be tied parachute style and is great in olive.

Materials:

Hook: Umpqua 202 size 18
Thread: 12/0 black
Tail: White antron yarn divided in half
Abdomen: black thread
Ribbing: 6/0 white thread ribbing (makes subtle ribbing, 3/0 more pronounced)
Sugar cube: white foam strip
Hackle: black, whiting's 100's size 24

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1. Lay down thread base all the way down the curve of the hook shank

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2. Tie in antron yard tail and 6/0 white tying thread then advance thread up about 3/4 up the shank. Tie in foam strip leaving about one hook eye in front of it.

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3. Wrap white tying thread up the shank for ribbing and trim antron tail as a trailing shuck. Tie in the hackle behind the foam strip and pack thread wraps in front of the foam strip to help it stand up.

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4. 2 to 3 turns of hackle behind the foam and tie it off. Trim and whip finish.

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I had some time while my daughter napped this afternoon and got mine tied. Now just to get to the post office before the deadline.

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Thanks!
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