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peregrines 04-05-2012 11:38 AM

Nymph Swap, Winter 2012
Some great looking flies submitted for this one -- thanks to all participants and a special shout out to Fire Instructor for filling in at the last minute to replace another swapper.

Czech Nymph
Tied by Famill00

Rojo ( y Verde :) ) Bead Head Midge
Tied by JoJer
Hook: Size 14 Daiichi 1720
Bead: Red glass craft bead
Thread and Body: 140 denier Olive Ultra Thread
Rib: 34 Gauge gold wire
Thorax: Peacock herl
Thread: 8/0 Lt. Olive UNI-Thread

Realistic Golden Stone
Tied by Stimulator2
Hook: 2xl Curved nymph/hopper size 6
Thread : Yellow Uni-thread size 6/0
Lead: .030 2 pieces tied along each side of hook shank
Abdomen: Translucent Nymph Skin or Tournque material
Tail: 2lb Maxima tippet material
Thorax: Golden Stonefly dubbing or a lighter yellow dubbing
Back: Soft Shell Golden Stone size Large from Montana Fly
Super Glue to dubbing (I add thread wraps between each
leg section and add durability then put head cement over
thread in dull the thread down some.)
Coloring : Prism Markers Brown on the back and Lemon Yellow on bottom

Dr.'s Platinum Special
Tied by drlaser

Little Black Stonefly
Tied by Smalliesrule
Tail, Antennae and Rib: Black horsehair

Small Redheaded Nymph
Tied by LiphookedAu
Thread : Black
Hook: #12 Nymph Hook
Bead: Red Or Orange
Tail: Olive Marabou
Rib : Fine Copper Wire
Wing Casing: Holographic Gold Tinsel
Thorax : Maroon Dubbing
Note from Brian: If you use an Orane Bead it becomes The Small Orange Head Nymph.

Crimson Sparkle Pheasant Tail Nymph
Tied by Mudbug
You can also use Olive Dubbing for the Thorax then it's becomes what I call The Greenie Meanie,also I don't use heavy beads.

Mallard and Peacock Stillwater Nymph
Tied by Webrx
Hook: Nymph 2xl
Thread: Tan
Tail: Mallard flank- do not trim exceess, this will be folded forward over body to form "shellback"
Rib: Ultrawire small
Body: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Grizzly palmered over body
Shellback: Mallard flank butts from tail pulled over back and tied down
You can see David's excellent Step By Step (SBS) for tying this pattern here:

Tied by S fontinalis

Isonychia Nymph
Tied by Futuramille
Hook: Nymph
Bead: Gun metal colored brass
Thread: Black
Tail - peacock tips (six of the thirteen flies have pheasant flank but I finished with the peacock because I liked it better)
Body: First a layer of black rubber strand
-second, palmered ostrich (dark brown) trimmed top and bottom
-third, purple flash strand up the back for the stripe
-fourth, brown wire rib
Thorax: Peacock herl

Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph
Tied by Fire Instructor
Bead: Gold
Hook: Nymph
Thread: Black
Tail, abdomen, wingcase and legs: Pheasant tail fibers
Rib: Fine copper wire
Thorax: Peacock herl
Wingcase: Back raffia with a continued purple flash strand for the stripe
Legs: Tan mallard flank

Czech Nymph
Tied by Darwin

mudbug 04-05-2012 10:57 PM

Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012
Very nice bunch of flies guys.

The recipe for mine is:

Tail + Abdomen - Red Pheasant Tail (you can use any color, but red worked well on the trout they stock in the urban ponds around here)

Wing Bud: White Z-lon and a small bit of crystal flash on either side.

Thorax: AZ Sparkle Dub - Blood Leech

Bead: Copper (I also tie these with a root beer colored glass bead)

fire instructor 04-06-2012 07:22 AM

Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012

Originally Posted by mudbug (Post 427391)
Very nice bunch of flies guys.

Agreed! I thought the photos were great, but when I got home last night, the flies were there, and I looked at them, they are even better "close-up"! The quality was very humbling. It helped remind me of how much more I have to practice and learn! Great additions to my fly boxes!

This and the simultainious Dry Fly, Clossier Pattern, and Spring Brook Trout Swaps were the first four swaps that I have participated in, and I'm now CERTAINLY glad that I did!!!!

stimulator2 04-09-2012 04:07 PM

Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012
I thought these we great made me realize how good the folks on this forum are the tiers do great job and i have really enjoyed doing the swaps i have been in..

Liphookedau 04-12-2012 02:46 PM

Re: Nymph Swap, Winter 2012
I agree beaut Flies,I'm awaiting their arrival,I've also enjoyed being in all of The Swaps.

Mark once again Thanks for your mamoth effort,now I will have to get busy & finish Tyeing The 3 1/2 dozen for The other 3 Swaps & am looking foward to recieving The Swaps in June.

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