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Name

Jasper nymph

Type

Nymph

Author

John Plowman

Inspiration

Jasper was my black Labrador who supplied the black fur for this nymph.

Date concieved

1993

Hook

Size 10 standard wet fly heavy wire

Thread

Black

Weighting

None but use a heavy hook and heavy wire rib

Tail

none

Body

Black fur (dog, seal or rabbit)

Rib

Heavy copper wire

Thorax

Yellow fur ( seal or rabbit)

Legs

none.

Wings

none.

Eyes

none

Hackle

none.

Tying instructions

Both body and thorax fur need to be applied using a fur spinner and then vigorously raked out with a Velcro pad.

Fishing Instructions

This fly regularly filled my limit at Weirwood early season. It is a good representation of a caddis larva so should be fished slowly on a long leader

Interesting facts

Very simple to tie but good at hooking the bottom. If you don’t occasionally hook the bottom then you are not fishing deep enough. My fishing log shows many successful days in the 1990s at Weirwood.

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