European Fly Fishing Association


Michael Salzer

Tying instructions


Slide the bead up to the hook and wrap a basic winding up to the hook bend. Tie in a few fibers of a Pheasant tail feather as a tail. Tie down over the entire hook shank length.


Tie in some PP fibres on the top of the hook shank, and the piece of mono on the side. Form a dubbing loop and wrap the thread until just in front of the bead, 3-5mm clearance. Apply varnish to the entire underbody and allow to dry.


Spread the dubbing loop with two fingers of the left hand and slightly apply one colour of the wool to each of the left and right parts of the loop. (There should be 2 very loose dubbing strands before the loop is twisted)


Twist the dubbing loop with the Twister and wind the dubbing strand tightly up to the tying thread - secure it, cut it off and tie it off tightly.


Place the PP over the body and secure it with 2 loose windings. Pick up the mono with a clip and rip the body tight - secure the mono.


Cut off the mono and let the PP stand. Place a dubbing loop and bring the tying thread to the bead. Apply some varnish and allow to dry.


Wax the loop a little and put the hare's ear dubbing in it. Twist with the Twister and wrap the strand up to the bead, secure, cut off and tie off tightly.


Press the material standing upwards downwards with your fingers and place the PP over it, tie off and cut off. Wrap very little hare's ear and overdub the surface.


Finish the nymph with 3 double half hitches. Cut the thread and varnish the finishing point.


Tying thread: 6/0, orange
Hook: Nymphhook, strait, #10 – 16
Head: Tungsten facetted bead, gold
Tail: Pheasant tail, natural
Body: Carded wool, light olive and brown
Back shell: Polypropylene PP, black
Rib: Mono, 0.18
Thorax: Hare's ear, natural

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