03-22-2014, 05:46 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
Re: The Swimming Nymph
Originally Posted by calftail
Bob Clouser set a standard with the "Clouser" baitfish imitation.
Another of his great flies is the swimming nymph. Think crawdads...............
Hook.. #6 Eagle Claw A057 or similar
Tail..Long fibers with guard hairs dyed burnt orange from a hare's mask + two strands of gold/silver mylar tinsel
Body..Burnt orange underfur from the hare's mask
Thorax.. A good clump of peacock herl pulled over an underbody of burnt orange dubbing palmered with a brown furnace hackle
Head..One or two turns of orange slappen hackle, then a turn or two of peacock herl and a tapered head of orange thread
Tail = hook length
Tinsel= 75% of tail
Body= 1/2 shank
Thorax + head = 1/2 shank
Hackle= 2 hook gaps
add an orange bead to the head...its its gold baby, GOLD! (I gotta do something about this beadhead addiction).
King Joe Outa Here!