Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Fly Patterns For 2013.

Brown Mayfly Nymph 1.

Brown Mayfly Nymph 2.
  This is one of the new mayfly nymph pattern that I tied for the up coming trout season in 2013 and is called " The River Hobo ". I hope the name doesn't offend anybody. It's a regular nymph pattern that has been modified to represent a mayfly larvae in the process of  emerging. That's the reason for the extra bulk on top of the thorax, Its suppose to represent the gas cuticle in a mayfly larvae that increases its buoyancy in the water & float to the surface film. But some fly tiers may think it's not necessary to add these extras parts to a fly pattern, because some of the regular old patterns still catches fish, example like the hares ear, prince nymph, pheasant tail etc. Don't get me wrong, they're are all great patterns. But as a fly tier I always want to try out new flies, even if the famous patterns still works. Because we never know when those trout decides to be picky and selective about their foods, it's good to know that you have a few odd patterns in your fly box that they've never seen before and it might even turn a otherwise slow fishing day on the river into a fishing day to remember. I'll list the tying steps below for anyone who's interested in trying it out.!

The River Hobo Nymph.

Step 1- The hook I used is a long curved "Mustad C53S". Start thread behind hook eye.(black or brown thread). Tie in 2 micro-fibbets for antennae and tie in a burnt mono eyes 2 or 3 mm behind hook eye. Bring tying thread back to hook point.

Step 2- Tie in 3 micro-fibbets for tails & use figure 8 wraps to spread them and tie in the ribbing material just  a little in front of the tail tie off point.

Step 3- Start to dub a taper body with some rabbit dubbing to about 3 quarter of the hook shank. Start ribbing the body and tie off ribbing where body dubbing ends.

Step 4- Used some dubbing to cover the ribbing tie off area and tie in 2 goose biot for wings (concave side facing up). Tie in scud back material above the biot tie in point and cover tie off area with a darker colour rabbit dubbing.

Step 5- Tie in soft hackle fibres for legs on each side & cover tie off area with rabbit dubbing. Repeat 2 more times, using shorter hackle fibres than the one before.

Step 6- Lightly dub tying thread & figure 8 wraps around the eyes and pull the scud-back over the thorax area and right behind hook eye and tie off.

Step 7- Add UV resin on top of scud-back and cote with a layer of head cement.

Step 8- Is optional. Colouring the Thorax UV resin, Tails & Antennae with permanent markers.

" I really hope this nymph pattern will catch you the big one "  Thanks.!  

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