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Monday, December 7, 2015

Easy Jig Style Nymph

Simple and Fishy

EZ Jig Nymphs

The story of this pattern started in a motel room on the front end of a couple of days of brook trout fishing. We often bring tying gear to pass the time in the evenings and to re-stock boxes. The departure from home this time was a bit on the hasty side and so I grabbed only a few materials and hooks as I ran out the door. So with a quick tie (or a good beginner pattern) in mind, I ended up throwing together a number of these simply jig nymphs.

There's nothing inherently special about the pattern. It's a jig style nymph, which is a fairly popular style of flies these days, and it incorporates Hare'e Ice Dub -- one of my favorite materials.

The idea is to keep the fly two-toned and vary the colors to match your local insect populations. The Brook trout below took this olive colored version for a damsel or maybe a scud.

Brook trout on the EZ Jig Nymph

The nice thing is you can tie these up at a pretty quick clip and they require only a few materials. They are great in the still waters as well as rivers or streams.
Another Brookie on the EZ Jig Nymph
Here are a couple of different recipes

Black/Rusty Orange


Hook: Partridge Jig Hook #10 - #16 (+)
Thread: Danville 70 Denier, Black (+)
Bead: Slotted Tungsten Bead, 3.8mm or 3.3mm Black Nickel (+)
Body: Hare'e Ice Dub, Black (+)
Ribbing: Krystal Flash, Copper (+)
Thorax: Hare'e Ice Dub, Rusty Orange (+)

Olive/Rusty Orange


Hook: Partridge Jig Hook #10 - #16 (+)
Thread: Danville 70 Denier, Light Olive (+)
Bead: Slotted Tungsten Bead, 3.8mm or 3.3mm Black Nickel (+)
Body: Hare'e Ice Dub, Olive (+)
Ribbing: Krystal Flash, Olive (+)
Thorax: Hare'e Ice Dub, Rusty Orange (+)

You can also get the entire Hare'e Ice Dub Dispenser here (+)

Also, the Stonfo combo dubbing brush/comb tool (+)





2 comments:

  1. Living in northern Wisconsin 8 block from Lake Superior this pattern looks like it would make a nice ice fishing jig. Maybe tipped with a waxie of two.

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