Charlie's Flashback Prince Nymph
By Charles Garwood
|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"
||12-16 down eye wet fly hook
||Dark brown biots
- Press down the barb
- Pass the bead over the hook shank and secure it behind the hook eye
- Tie in the thread behind the bead and build a small ball to hold the bead in place
- Wind the thread to the bend of the hook above the barb
- Tie in two biots length approx. ½ hook shank
- Tie in the holographic tinsel
- Tie in a few peacock herl. 2-4 will suffice.
- Wind the herl to just behind the hook eye to form a tapered body
- Wind the ribbing over the body, tie down and cut surplus
- Tie in a hackle, tip first, shiny side out
- Stroke the barbs towards the rear of the hook and form a wet fly hackle. 2-3 turns will do
- Tie down and cut
- Whip finish and varnish.