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OSA Nymph

OSA Nymph
Korrie Broos

Hook#8 to 18
BeadBlack or gun metal black
WeightLead or tungsted wire
Tail6 to 10 Pheasant tail barbs, depending on the size of the fly
RibCopper wire
BodyBlack possum or squirrel dubbing
ThoraxWhite UV Dubbing

Tying instructions

  1. Place bead behind hook eye, and wrap the optional lead wire behind bead.
  2. Tie in Pheasant tail in as tail and leave the long butt section, as this will become the legs.
  3. Tie in the copper wire.
  4. Apply dubbing and wrap over the pheasant tail fibres, to about two-thirds up the hook shank.
  5. Rib with copper wire and tie off copper wire.
  6. Lift pheasant tail fibres up and dub thread and under the pheasant tail fibres to bead.
  7. Backward and forward wrapping of the UV dubbing can be done, to attain the right density, covering shape of thorax.
  8. Take pheasant tail barbs over UV dubbed thorax and tie in with 2 or 3 wraps behind the bead.
  9. Split barbs in equal numbers and fold to either side of bead/body.
  10. Tie the barbs in at about 45 degrees to body and whip finish.
  11. Trim the barbs about two-thirds of the overall length of fly.

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