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Steelhead Nymph

by Tim Flagler

This rather easy-to-tie nymph is an extremely versatile and effective steelhead pattern. Simply by changing the colors of the materials used, you can produce a wide range of nymphs that steelhead find hard to resist.

Steelhead Nymph

Detailed instructions for tying a Steelhead Nymph. Hook: Czech Nymph Hook hook (here a Partridge Patriot), size 10. Thread: 6/0 or 140 Denier, brown. Tail/Wingcase: Pheasant-tail fibers, dyed chartreuse. Abdomen: 6/0 or 140 Denier, fluorescent chartreuse. Rib: Tying thread, brown. Wingcase: Pheasant-tail fibers, dyed chartreuse. Thorax/Legs: SLF Prism Dubbing, caddis green.

Materials

Hook: Czech Nymph Hook hook (here a Partridge Patriot), size 10.
Thread: 6/0 or 140 Denier, brown.
Tail/Wingcase: Pheasant-tail fibers, dyed chartreuse.
Abdomen: 6/0 or 140 Denier, fluorescent chartreuse.
Rib: Tying thread, brown.
Wingcase: Pheasant-tail fibers, dyed chartreuse.
Thorax/Legs: SLF Prism Dubbing, caddis green.