by Tim Flagler

I call this fly the SR2 because its primary ingredient is stretch round rib from Wapsi. It’s quick and easy to tie and can be done in a variety of colors and works exceptionally well.

SR2 Nymph

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   SR2 Nymph
          Hook: 3X-heavy grub hook (here, a Fulling Mill FM5115), sizes 12-18.
          Bead: Black tungsten bead, 3/32″.
          Thread: Black, 8/0 or 70-denier.
          Tails: Chocolate-brown pheasant tail fibers.
          Body: Brown Stretch Round Rib, size small.
          Wingcase: Pearl saltwater Flashabou, 1/8″.
          Thorax/Legs: Dark brown Australian possum dubbing.
          Adhesive:  Head cement (here, Sally Hansen Hard-As-Nails).
          Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers, dubbing brush, whip-finish tool.
          Note:  You can tie these in any colors.