Published Jan 11. 2018 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Jan 14. 2018

Golden Olive Nymph

This is a simple little nymph that I've been busy tying this winter for a client. It has a nice dark silhouette and contrasting gold trim. If you want to add a little more durability to the body by adding a coat of head cement after the ribbing is wrapped onto the body of the fly. I tie this with a brass bead (3mm for #12), but you can use tungsten to weight the fly heavier. You may also want to tie this on a curved hook like the Mustad C49s. I would recommend having both a straightened version and the curved variant in your fly box.

Golden Olive Nymph

Hook: Mustad S60-3399A #12-18
Bead: Gold brass (3.0mm for #12)
Thread: Dark olive (70d)
Tail: Ringneck pheasant tail
Body: Dark olive thread
Rib: Gold Ultrawire
Wingcase: Chartreuse pearl flash
Thorax: Bronze-olive Diamond Dub
Legs: Hen hackle fibers
Shell: Solarez hard thin UV resin


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