articulated minnow/nymph

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by trevally, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Nymph-o-Minnow-ac has been a productive pattern for me for many years throughout the Midwest and Southeast. It has fooled many species, particularly STEEL. Please give it a try and let me know if it works for you in the West.
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  2. Trevally,

    Nice fly, is the recipe about anywhere? Those look like the jaws of a well used LAW Bench vise.
     
  3. I know some fish that'd smack the shit out of those I'll take a dozen
     
  4. Hey, you are on the same MI forum that I browse on. Nice looking piece of meat. what's the recipe?
     
  5. Very nice work. I especially like the segmented underbody. Is that latex? Nymph skin?

    I'm also curious about the fur you use on the head. Is it picked-out dubbing? Something spun on a loop?
     
  6. Thanks gents.

    rear hook: daiichi 1850 (vertical eye)
    tail:griz marabou
    underbody:Thornton Nymph Skin
    overbody: grizzly marabou
    collar: pheasant aftershaft

    front hook: daiichi x510 or similar
    overtail/junction: grizzly marabou
    undertail/junction: grizzly marabou
    thorax: Ice Dub (lt. yellow)
    hackle: Whiting Brahma (gold)
    wing: Australian possum
    eyes: plastic bead chain
    head: Krystal Dub (dk. hares ear) brushed out with dubbing brush
     
  7. Very nice. Thanks for the recipe. I'll be adding a few to my fly box.
     
  8. Yes they are LAW jaws. I've been tying on it for about 10 years now and wouldn't want it any other way.:beer2:
     
  9. The LAW Bench Vise was a bit out of my price range so I'm tying on a Snowbee-Waldron vise that I like very much. It's been a workhorse for a couple of years now.

    REE
     

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