Published Mar 17. 2022 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Mar 17. 2022

The Prince Nymph

Prince Nymphs have been around for quite some time. Originally designed by Doug Prince in 1930 (at least from what I found online), it has been a fly that has worked well even to this day. While they aren't the easiest nymph to tie, they really aren't too difficult when you get the hang of them, and you can fill a box in a day or two. They really do work well even though they dont look like anything specific. More of an attractor pattern in my opinion, they still seem to get bites. Every nymph fisherman should at least have a few in their boxes of varying sizes. These can be tied in large to small sizes, Id say probably size 10-18. Under size 18 they start to get kinda difficult, but with some major skill and practice maybe you can get even smaller.

While these are specifically made to fish for trout, I have caught a fair share of sunfish and bass on them, and even heard of people using them for catfish and carp of all species.

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Hook: Risen Barbless 9231 (size 14) -
Bead: Risen Brass Bead (gold/2.8mm) -
Weight: 0.015 lead wire -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (brown) -
Tail: Goose Biot (brown) -
Ribbing: Ultra Wire (brassie/gold) -
Abdomen: Peacock Hurl -
Glue: Loctite -
Collar: Whiting Hen Cape, or any hen cape available (brown) -
Wing Case: Goose Biot (white) -
Resin: Solarez Ultra-thin UV Resin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Scissors: Risen Spring Assist -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) -

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