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Name

Yellowhead Green Nymph

Type

Nymph

Author

Dave Coomber

Inspiration

Small damsel nymph.

Date concieved

2001

Hook

Ashima F-30 Nymph sixe12 or 14

Thread

Olive fine nylon

Weighting

Fine lead wire (head)

Tail

Olive marabou

Body

Olive marabou dubbed

Rib

Fine gold wire, reverse wound

Thorax

N/A

Legs

Can be picked out from dubbing if required

Wings

None

Eyes

none

Hackle

None

Tying instructions

Tie headfirst – use white thread as a base (⅓ of the shank from the eye), tie in lead wire on top of the hook from eye to ⅓ and then wind back to eye in close turns, nip off. Cover with varnish or superglue, and overwind the thread several times to fill gaps, tie off. Coat head with white Tippex forming a smooth surface. When dry, paint with bright yellow varnish (Revell’s or nail varnish). When dry add small black eyes. Now tie in olive thread behind the head, take to bend, tie in slim tail, gold wire, and then dub the body up to the head. Tie rib in opposite direction, then tie off behind head.

Fishing Instructions

Slow figure of eight retrieve at varying depths, interspersed with sharp pulls. Vary the speed of retrieve if necessary

Interesting facts

Killer at Duncton, Ashbourne and Chalk Springs. Originally developed from fly used at Damerham in the 1990s

Variants