The Prince Nymph?

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  1. GAT

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    Can someone give me the ingredients for the pattern called a Prince Nymph?
     
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    Doug Prince invented it. Right? Simply tell me the ingredients that Doug used. I'm not being sarcastic in the least. (hint, the ingredients you used in your SBS are wrong... this is just a little fly tying quiz)
     
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    goose biots, peacock herl, gold rib...brownish hackle
     
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    Nope. Try again. The colors aren't even close.
     
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    I pose this question to fly tyers from time to time and someone does end up with the correct ingredients. Doug Prince did invent the Prince Nymph and it works really well, but it is not what tyers today call a Prince Nymph. It's a fly tying history test.
     
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    I'll send one of my last remaining cartoon books to whoever answers the question correctly... except for Eric because I already told him.
     
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    Here you go.
     
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    Sorry, Jeff, that isn't what Doug Prince named The Prince Nymph.

    I caught the largest rainbow I've ever caught in a river (The Metolius) at 25-inches long with a Prince Nymph created by Doug Prince.
     
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    Okay, how about this;
    Prince Nymph

    Originally called by Doug Prince the "Brown Forked Tail Nymph"
    Hook sizes 6’s to 12’s – standard length and weight and in 2x and 3x long for larger sizes. 2x stout in the smaller sizes preferred.
    Black Thread
    Tail – Dyed Rit Cocoa Brown, flared and forked biots, one to either side of the hook shank, tied not over ½”long from where tied in where bend of hook starts. Biots are the short sides of the 1st t or primary flight wing quill feather from a white goose.
    Body – 2 to 6 long, peacock herls (depending on hook size) for the Prince nymph, tied closely and tightly.
    Ribbing – Medium to fine flat gold tinsel for the Prince nymph, 4 or 5 turns.
    Hackle – 2 to 4 turns Mahogany or Dark brown. Clip off top hackle barbule4s close to body, prior to wing application.
    Wing – White (same material as used for tail, only natural white). Criss-cross at head to extend out from body in the form of a ‘V’ at an angle of about 30 degrees.
     
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    Nope. Doug Prince did invent that pattern, but he did not call it a Prince Nymph. The pattern ingredients are for a pattern he called something else.

    I'll give you guys a half hour from now and if no one gets it, I'll tell you the history of the pattern and the ingrediants... it's really a damned good pattern and no one, other than myself and a few others who know the story, uses it these days.
     
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    Black rabbit fur dubbing
    brown goose or turkey biots
    white biots
    gold tinsel
    peacock herl
    brown partrige hackle
     
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    Yup, Doug Prince created that pattern... but he didn't call it a Prince Nymph. You may have to look at some old pattern books to get the answer. The new pattern books are all incorrect.
     
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    Brown Forked Tail
     
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    YES! Now, what's the ingredients to the real Prince Nymph?