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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Changing up royalty

This Prince wants a change

mylar prince nymph fly pattern
Mylar Prince

mylar prince nymph fly pattern
Purple Mylar Prince
The Prince Nymph is one of those flies that works in rivers, lakes, and for multiple species.  I typically have many of them in my box, and they have almost become one of those "last resort" flies that does the trick after I have almost tried EVERYTHING in my box.  The other thing that I really like about the Prince Nymph is that they can be tied in such a wide array of variations.  You can change the biot colors, or change them to other materials all together.  You can change the body from peacock to wire, mylar, dubbing, biots, etc.  The hook can also be played with; as you see we have tied this fly on a curved shank hook instead of the traditional straight shanked hook.

These modifications can also be done to almost any fly out there, so don't be afraid to get a little crazy at the vise.  Remember, you won't know if the fish are going to eat it until you feed it to them.


Material List

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Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 14     
Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Black Nickel - 3/32" (2.3mm)     
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black     
Tails: Stripped Goose Biots - Prince Nymph Brown     
Wings: Stripped Goose Biots - White     
Body : Pearl Tinsel - Medium     
Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Amber - Small     
Head 1: Peacock Eye Sticks     
Head 2: Arizona Synthetic Dubbing - Peacock     


  1. Great tie. I love the Rainbow Warrior, and I think this just replaced at least a row in my fly box this year. looks edible with the black bead.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. This fly has a bit of rainbow in it. Tie it in all different color variations too.