SBS Leib's Bug SBS

ScottP

Active Member
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Prince Nymph meets the Bugger; found this in Kaufmann's Fly Tyer's Nymph Manual. Pretty buggy fly, simple to tie; not sure why it never caught on.


hook - Mustad 9671 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
underbody - non-tox wire .015
tail - biots brown
body - peacock herl
rib - gold wire x-fine
hackle - brown saddle
legs - biots brown


mash barb, wrap shank with non-tox




start thread, wrap underbody; taper front and back




even up biots, curving away from each other




measure for length (hook gap) and tie in






tie in ribbing




tie in some peacock (more herl or less depending on the effect you're looking for) and wrap forward






prep a saddle hackle (a bit of web is a good thing) and tie in by the butt end




take a couple turns at the front, then spiral to the back; let the end hang down




counterwrap the rib, wiggling it back and forth as you move forward to avoid trapping hackle fibers; tie off and helicpoter the end of the wire






measure biot legs for length (let them extend a bit past the bend) and tie in curving towards each other






trim butts, wrap head, whip, SHHAN






Change up the body and hackle density and you could approximate a lot of stuff - skinny damsels, fat dragonflies, stonefly nymphs, etc


Regards,
Scott