Sunday, January 30, 2011

Skinny Nelson

Heres a pattern I found in a fly bin in one of the fly shops in
Fort Smith, Montana on the Big Horn River.

Skinny Nelson

Hook: Nymph 
Thread: Black
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing: Fine gold wire
Body: Black thread
Wing case: Pearl tinsel
Thorax: Peacock herl

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Add black beads to your hook

Tie on black thread and begin securing the the beads in the position you want them to be in.
NOTE: You may also use crazy glue in place of tying thread to hold the beads in position on the hook.

Beads in position.

Trim the thread and coat the beads with epoxy or one of the UV curing acrylic goo's. If you are using one of the goo's that remain tacky after drying, overcoat the goo with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails fingernail polish.

Reattach the thread and tie in a black hackle.

Wrap the hackle forward and tie off. Trim off the tying thread.