Swimming nymph

This swimming nymph is tied by Bram van Houten from the Deer Creek pro team.

It is a very productive pattern. You can also try others body color variations.

Materials

Hook Swimming nymph hook size 14
Thread Brown
Tail Pheasant
Body DTF foil
Over body Pheasant
Rib Copper wire
Thorax Mink hair
Wing case Thin leather (4 mm wide)

Step by step

1. Thread on hook

1. Thread on hook

2. Tie in four pheasant tail fibers

2. Tie in four pheasant tail fibers

3. Tie the copper wire in the hollow of the hook

3. Tie the copper wire in the hollow of the hook

4. Tie six others pheasant fibers

4. Tie six others pheasant fibers

5. Tie the DTF foil and bring the thread at the back of the hook

5. Tie the DTF foil and bring the thread at the back of the hook

6. Wrap the body with the DTF foil and fix it with the thread

6. Wrap the body with the DTF foil and fix it with the thread

7. Cover the back of the body with the pheasant tail fibers, fix it with the copper wire

7. Cover the back of the body with the pheasant tail fibers, fix it with the copper wire

8. Block the wire and cut the excess

8. Block the wire and cut the excess

9. Tie the thin leather (4 mm wide)

9. Tie the thin leather (4 mm wide)

10. Prepare a dubbing loop of mink hairs

10. Prepare a dubbing loop of mink hairs

11. Twist the loop

11. Twist the loop

12. Wrap the loop

12. Wrap the loop

13. Cover the thorax with the thin leather. Cut the excess and whip finish

13. Cover the thorax with the thin leather. Cut the excess and whip finish

Final fly

Final fly

 


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  • Alan Bithell

    The photo sequence doesn’t match the pattern given. The Wing Case is given as “Pheasant” but in the photos and description some kind of thin leather strip is used. I’d be interested to know what this material is.
    Cheers,
    Crackaig

    • Mathias Briquemont

      Hi Alan,

      You are right, there were a mistake. It’s a leather strip (4 mm wide ) that is used. I will ask Bram the exact name of the material.

  • Gillripper

    Looks like Thin Skin or something like it to me. I’m sure anything could be used as substitute for the back.