Published Feb 16. 1997 - 19 years ago

Charlie's Prince Nymph

This fly was inspired by the original Prince Nymph, but modified by Charles Garwood of North Carolina for an easier tie and more visibility. Says Charlie: "The prince nymph has been with us for a long time! I've simply added flashabou because I found it enhances attraction and because I find it slightly easier to tie than white goose biots. Plus it eliminates the gold braid too. It just simplifies the pattern"

Beadhead nymph
This fly was inspired by the original Prince Nymph, but modified by Charles Garwood of North Carolina for an easier tie and more visibility.
Says Charlie: "The prince nymph has been with us for a long time! I've simply added flashabou because I found it enhances attraction and because I find it slightly easier to tie than white goose biots. Plus it eliminates the gold braid too. It just simplifies the pattern"

Hook12-16 down eye wet fly hook
WeightBrass bead
ThreadTan
TailDark brown biots
BodyPeacock herl
RibHolographic tinsel
WingFlash straw
HackleDark brown

  1. Press down the barb
  2. Pass the bead over the hook shank and secure it behind the hook eye
  3. Tie in the thread behind the bead and build a small ball to hold the bead in place
  4. Wind the thread to the bend of the hook above the barb
  5. Tie in two biots length approx. 1/2 hook shank
  6. Tie in the holographic tinsel
  7. Tie in a few peacock herl. 2-4 will suffice.
  8. Wind the herl to just behind the hook eye to form a tapered body
  9. Wind the ribbing over the body, tie down and cut surplus
  10. Tie in a hackle, tip first, shiny side out
  11. Stroke the barbs towards the rear of the hook and form a wet fly hackle. 2-3 turns will do
  12. Tie down and cut
  13. Whip finish and varnish.

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