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Royal Flush Nymph

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Skip Morris' pre-pubescent Royal Coachman; they gotta come from somewhere.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #12
underbody - non-tox .025
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - Flashabou/x-small wire red
abdomen - peacock herl
wingcase - goose quill segment
thorax - peacock herl
hackle - indian hen
bead - 3.2mm gold

mash barb, slide the bead on; wrap front 1/3 of shank with non-tox, jam it inside back of bead

start thread; tie in rib(s); wrap to point above barb

measure (gap width past bend) some GP fibers; tie in/trim

tie in some peacock; wrap to 2/3 mark; tie off but don't trim

counterwrap Flashabou; tie off/trim

repeat with wire

measure (gap) goose quill segment; tie in by tip

wrap thorax; tie off/trim

prep hen; tie in by tip, wrap, tie off/trim

stroke hackle down from the top; cover with thread wraps

pull wingcase forward; tie down

trim wingcase, whip finish, SHHAN

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Just the thing to start off the Holiday Season! Those would make cool X-Mass Tree ornaments.
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