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
Krystal Flash
Krystal Flash
Krystal Flash

Krystal Flash

$5.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.99
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
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

$3.25