an ‘implosion’ nymph for a make-believe situation.
the idea was to combine the scruffy appearance of an emerging nymph breaking out of its shuck at the surface, one that might not have made it through the surface film and was washed down in the water column by the river’s current.
a nice little surprise bonus happened when i turned off the tying lamp. the tungsten bead head glows in the dark ! these fish’ll never know what hit them !
anyhow, i’m pretty sure the fish won’t have a clue of what i was thinking about but i’m pretty darn sure it’ll work just fine with grayling. they lack imagination and aren’t very smart…
Master tier, Steve Silverio commented somewhere else on this fly and it has a new name in his honor – D.O.A. (Dead on Arrival)
” Hah! I was referring to the term “Dead On Arrival” Marc, as you have designed your nymph. Pursuing your line of thought; just when things were looking good for this little guy, he croaks and so presents himself to the trout in his tastiest form, and easiest to capture – DOA ! ” trés 😎 thanks Steve !
– Hayabusa 388 # 12
– glow in the dark 3mm white tungsten bead
– Veevus 12/0 white thread
– abdomen: Hends Spectra peacock and fluo orange dubbing ribbed with a strip of Wild Hamster skin (yes ! Wild Hamster !)
– thorax: partridge fiber hind legs, pheasant tail fibers wingcase, hare’s ear dubbing brown, seal’s fur black
– the wild hamster skin was colored light brown underneath and dark brown on top. all dubbing fibers where pulled out, then trimmed to shape. Bug-Bond uv glue was applied on the wing case to give it an ‘air bubble’ look and to protect these delicate fibers