Cheech - March, 2013
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.
- Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 14
- Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Black
- Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Black Nickel - 3/32" (2.3mm)
- Tails: Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots - Brown
- Wings: Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots - White
- Body: Veevus Pearl Tinsel - Medium
- Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Amber - Small
- Head: Peacock Eye Sticks
- Head: Arizona Synthetic Dubbing - Peacock