This is my version of the Teeny Nymph. I have a gold tinsel tag on mine. Growing up as a young fly fisher I used this fly in Central Oregon, and caught so many trout with it - it became my go to fly. I swung this fly. I also used it in still water and it did good, but for me swinging this fly I did the best, and I caught lots of big browns with it.
Fly is tied with Ringneck Pheasant Tail Feathers. I found the double bearded/legged version to be the best.
I myself have caught Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, and Smallmouth Bass on the Teeny Nymph.
Fly is unweighted
Tied on a Ahrex NS110 Nordic Salt Streamer Hook
. I super glue the bare hook so when I wrap the Pheasant it adheres to the hook. Not too much glue but enough to help give this fly some longevity.
Two sizes, 8, and 6
Hexagenia Nymph's are a favorite snack for steelhead no matter what time of year.
Work Great For: Great lakes Steelhead, Tierra Del Fuego Browns, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout...
Swing them, dead drift them, retrieve them...
Hex nymphs are important to Michigan fly fishers because their distribution density is vast, the physical size is easy to see and calorie-rich, and the realistic swimming movement all contribute to its success. Steelhead anglers know this pattern to work extremely well fall through spring just as trout anglers know its importance come June when the nymphs get active just prior to the celebrated hex hatch.
Tied on a Daiichi #1760 Size 6 Nymph/Wet Fly Hook
Iconic Pattern that is very “buggy” and imitates many food sources found in many waters.
Swing this fly, nymph this fly = WORKS
Great for: Trout - Browns, Rainbows, Small Mouth Bass, Great lakes Steelhead...
Tail: Body: Hares Ear Fur
Gold Tinsel ribbing
Hook: Daiichi 1760 Size 6 Nymph/Wet Fly Hook, Short Shank (like a size 8, 10) Short hook, strong enough to land a 20 lb fish on.
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