Mylar Prince

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.

~Cheech

Material List
  • 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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors

$7.80
Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots
Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots
Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots

Nature's Spirit Stripped Goose Biots

$2.50
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Synthetic Dubbing

Arizona Synthetic Dubbing

$2.75
Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook
Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook

Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook

$5.85
Veevus Pearl Tinsel
Veevus Pearl Tinsel

Veevus Pearl Tinsel

$3.99
Peacock Eye Sticks
Peacock Eye Sticks

Peacock Eye Sticks

$4.50