Published Jun 12. 2018 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Jun 12. 2018

Blushing Onyx Nymph

The Blushing Onyx fly pattern is something I've been working on for just a short time and have only had a chance to get out fishing with it a couple times. So far, it's been producing really well in the creeks I've fished it, bringing several nice resident #rainbowtrout, #brooktrout and even a couple river chubs.

The idea for this trout fly comes from a discussion I've had with Joe and Sean about the visibility of the hotspot on flies like the Mohawk Hotspot PTN. We were questioning how visible the spot would be tied either on the top or bottom of the fly. I think it was concluded that the hot spot tied as a collar, or in the round, would be the strongest hotspot. We talked about adding the hot spot to the top and bottom or even just using a hot bead, but I think this blushed effect on a dark bead provides a nice middle ground for the dark nymph.

Blushing Onyx Nymph Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Firehole 516 #12-16
Bead: Black tungsten
Thread: Black 8/0 (70d)
Cheek: Pink floss, polish, UV resin
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Black Ultrawire (brassie)
Thorax: Black Diamond Dubbing (Ice)
Body Coat: Bone Dry UV resin


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Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700
Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose

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