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Prince Nymph Fly Tying Video Instructions

The Prince Nymph is one of those flies that just works!  Some say it is a stonefly nymph, others say it is an attractor.  I think that it is both.  The dark body looks a lot like a stonefly and it also works very well on freestone rivers, where stoneflies are common.  The prince nymph is by no means easy to tie.  It does take a fair bit of practice to master it and I must admit, I am still practicing!  The Prince Nymph can be tied is size #08-18.  My personal favorite is a #16.  You can add a gold bead if you like as well.  The Prince Nymph was invented many years ago, well before my time.  It continues to be a favorite among fly fisherman to this day.  To the right is a small stonefly nymph.  This is most likely what the trout take the Prince Nymph for, but you be the judge!

Prince Nymph Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #08-18 Tiemco 3761 or Daiichi 1710
Thread: Black Veevus 12/0
Tail: Brown Goose Biots
Body: Peacock Herl
Rib: Small Gold Tinsel
Wing: White Goose Biots
Collar: Brown India Hen Back or Natural Hungarian Partridge

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