Sunday, May 6, 2012

Heather Nymph

Heather Nymph

Hook - Mustad 9671 size 10-12 or equivalent
Thread - Brown thread
Tail - Scarlet red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Bodu - Insect green rabbit fur or equivalent
Thorax - Peacock herl
Hackle - 2 turns of soft grizzly hen hackle

This pattern is very useful during damsel fly hatches on lakes. It was originated by Fenton Roskelley of Spokane, Washington, in 1960.

Reference: Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson

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