Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

Darth Vader Nymph

A very simple, heavy nymph
Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Nymph
Difficulty: 
Very easy
Instruction: 
  1. Wrap 4-6 turns of heavy wire around the front part of the hook shank
  2. Cover the weight with tying thread
  3. Attach the copper wire behind the weight
  4. Wind the copper wire in tight turns to the bend of the hook and then a bit
  5. Return the copper wire in open turns to form a ribbing
  6. Tie off and cut
  7. Varnish the abdomen and weight (optional)
  8. Attach a few strands of peacock herl just in front of the copper wire, pointing to the rear of the fly
  9. Dub over the front part of the body
  10. Bend the herl over the thorax, tie down and trim
  11. Form a head, whip finish, cut thread and varnish
Materials: 
Hook
Heavy wire nymph hook, size 8-12
Tying thread
Black 8/0
Body and ribbing
Black copper wire (Wapsi)
Wing case (optional)
Peacock herl
Thorax
Black dubbing
Head
Tying thread
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