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.

Material List
  • 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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook
Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

Hanak H 400 BL Jig Hook

$8.95
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Krystal Flash
Krystal Flash
Krystal Flash

Krystal Flash

$5.25
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Hare'e Ice Dub
Hare'e Ice Dub

Hare'e Ice Dub

$2.99