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    Default Nymph Fly Swap 2015 Photos

    Here are the photos and recipes from the 2015 Nymph Fly Swap.
    Thanks again for everyone that joined in on the nymph fly swap and the awesome patterns you guys and gals tied up!

    Note: If you haven't posted your recipe for your nymph please do so I can update this thread.

    By S_fontinalis: The Hare and Copper Nymph

    Pattern recipe:
    Eunan please send me your pattern recipe, thanks!

    By Realispatt: The Micro May Nymph

    Pattern recipe:
    Hook:#20 Tiemco 206BL
    Thread: UTC 70
    Tail: Pheasant Tail
    Body: Stripped Peacock Herl
    Rib: Extra Small Gold Wire
    Thorax: Superfine Dubbing (chocolate)
    Casing: Pheasant Tail
    Back: Pearl Flashback Small
    Legs: Pheasant Tail
    Bead: 2mm Gold Tungsten

    By Ia_trouter: The Whitlock Red Fox Squirrel Nymph

    Pattern recipe:
    Allen S403 #12 3XL Streamer/Nymph hook
    Allen 3.2mm Brass Bead
    Thorax Dave Whitlock SLF Color #1
    Abdomen Dave Whitlock SLF #2
    Gold ribbing, size small or brassie
    Tail-flash, whatever you have is fine IMO

    By Itchmesir: Bead Head Soft Hackled Pheasant Tail Nymph

    Pattern recipe:
    Hook - Allen S402 #14
    Bead - 2.5mm gold brass
    Thread - utc 140, red
    Wire - Ultrawire, Gold BR
    Tail - pheasant tail fibers, natural
    Abdomen - pheasant tail fibers, natural
    Thorax - strung peacock herl
    Hackle - Hen Saddle, speckled brown

    By Troutma99: The Red Serendipity Variant

    Pattern recipe:
    Hook: Size 18 Scud Hook
    Thread: UTC 70 Red
    Rib: UTC Ultra Wire Silver
    Head: Elk hair
    Weight: A tiny piece of flattened lead free wire, tied in under the elk hair (it doesn't do much, but with such a slim profile, it actually does help get this fly down)

    By Hokiehunter07: The Olive 20 Incher Stonefly Nymph

    Pattern recipe:
    Hook: TMC 200R #12
    Bead: 7/64 Gold Tungsten
    Weight: .025 Lead wire
    Thread: 8/0 Olive
    Tails: Black Biots
    Rib: Gold Flash
    Abdomen: Peacock Herl
    Wingcase: Turkey Tail Quill Slip
    Legs: Hungarian Partridge
    Thorax: Olive Hares Mask Dubbing

    By Stenacron: The Prince Nymph Variant

    Pattern recipe:
    HOOK:[/B] TMC 5262 (nymph hook, 2X long, 2X heavy)
    BEAD:[/B] 1/8" brass bead, gold
    THREAD:[/B] UTC 70, black
    WEIGHT:[/B] ten (10) wraps lead wire
    TAILS:[/B] two (2) goose biots, brown
    BODY:[/B] four (4) strands peacock herl, twisted together
    RIB:[/B] Ultra Wire, gold, size = Brassie (BR)
    WING TUFT:[/B] Antron yarn, white (clipped short)
    COLLAR:[/B] ostrich herl, brown

    TYING TIP:[/B] Since we have some new guys in this swap... when tying with peacock herl, you'll cut down the breakage to near zero if you "pre-break" each strand first. Grab the herl by the tip, and by the butt end, and slowly stretch it until the tip snaps off. Doing this will almost completely eliminate broken herl during the tying process.

    EDIT: I just noticed that I left the goose biots and the tying thread out of the picture above... so much for the sexy "materials shot"

    By Slips74: The Hobgoblin Nymph

    Pattern recipe:
    Hook – Emerger #12
    Bead - Tungsten or Brass Black
    Thread – 6/0 Black
    Body - Green UTC Holo Tinsel
    Tail & Wing - Peacock Krystal Flash
    Rib - Copper Wire, Brassie
    Collar - Peacock Herl
    Coating - Clear Cure Goo Hydro or Hard as Nails

    By Gramps50: The Green Weenie Nymph

    Pattern recipe:
    Type: nymph Subtype: beadhead
    Hook type: Daiichi 1710 nymph 2x #12
    Bead Black brass 5/32″
    Thread: Drk Brown Uni 6/0
    Body: Chartreuse Antron Yarn AY509
    Body: Midge flash Fi Yellow TV032-9 – 2 strands doubled
    Ribs: Ostrich Plume black 5 wraps on body, 3 wraps behind bead

    Notes: This nymph started life as a Schroeder’s Green Tunghead Green Weenie, but was morphed into Gramps Green Weenie with the addition of Midge flash and a black bead head.

    By Tamster321: The Trigger Nymph

    Pattern recipe:

    Tamster would you please send me your pattern recipe so I can update this thread, thanks!

    By Honyuk96: The Sparrow Nymph

    Honyuk96: Your photobucket photo has been moved, would you re-post it so I can add a photo to this thread, thanks!
    Pattern recipe:
    Hook: Tiemco 3761 #14
    Threadlive 8/0
    Weight: lead, because I believe nymphs should be weighted
    Tail: fluff from a pheasant. I used the common barnyard rooster
    Body: olive dub
    Rib: fine gold wire
    Thorax soft hackle: traditionally pheasant. I subbed wild grouse
    Thorax: lead, dub, traditionally pheasant after shaft feather. Again, I subbed common barnyard rooster after shaft feather. I tie the after shaft feathers in using a dubbing loop for durability.

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    Default Re: Nymph Fly Swap 2015 Photos

    Nicely done guys!

    And thanks again for hosting Larry.

    "We fish for pleasure; I for mine, you for yours." -James Leisenring

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