SBS Voelker's Mayfly Nymph


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Vintage nymph from John Voelker, a.k.a. Robert Traver. Tied here as a PMD; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 070 #16
thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow
tail - pheasant tail
abdomen - stripped hackle stem brown
wing/wingcase - mallard flank
thorax - dubbing yellow
legs - partridge

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap to bend

measure (hook length) some pt fibers, tie in/trim

tie in stripped hackle stem, brush shank with Sally, wrap to 2/3 mark, tie off/trim

measure (tips to bend) waterfowl flank (started with teal, ended up using mallard); tie in, fold back butt

dub thread/dub thorax

prep partridge; flip fly over, tie in, pull to length (DeFeo style)

pull wingcase forward, tie down

trim butts, whip finish, SHHAN


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