EZ Jig Nymph
Curtis - December 7, 2015
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.
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.
- Hook: Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook - 10
- Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black
- Bead: Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads - Black Nickel - 4.0mm (5/32")
- Body: Hare'e Ice Dub - Black
- Ribbing: Krystal Flash - Copper
- Thorax: Hare'e Ice Dub - Rusty Orange
- Tools Used: Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool