The last two weeks I was too busy to look into the forum and I see that you were tying a lot of beautiful flies. Today I was also found some time to tie some nymphs and here I want to show you the procedure. Often new members ask for some material for beginners, so I chose two nymphs, which are really good for trouts and graylings and which need really not much material.
You just need a hare mask, a black thread (with bobbin), copper wire, lead wire, clear varnish, epoxy (with UV-lamp), a pheasant feather, a partridge feather, scissors and a whip finisher.
First fix the thread on the hook (here size 12).
Fix some fibers (aprox. 4-5) of the pheasant feather.
Fix the copper wire and tie the lead wire around the hook.
Then fix the lead wire with the thread and add some clear varnish to make the nymph more resistant. Here I use often a tooth pick, which makes it very easy.
Then pluck some hair out of the light part of the hare mask and put it on the thread.
Then tie the thread around the hook and fix the partridge feather. After that fix some dark hare hairs at the thread. Use tha hairs between the hares ears, which are longer and which play very well in the water.
Tie the thread forward and tie the copper wire to the thread and fix and cut it.
Flex the partridge feather to the front, fix it and do the final knot. Then add some epoxy on the partridge feather and the head.
Harden the expoxy with the UV-lamp and add some clear varnish on the underside.