by Steve Dally at The Ozark Fly Fisher Journal
as a follow up to yesterday’s Davy Knot post, seeing that Teresa ‘T-Bird’ Van Winkle and Davy Wotton are an item, here’s an interesting video on a very successful nymph pattern.
it’s not like replacing standard feather fibres with much-more moving marabou is something new but then its not all that common either and well worth adding a couple of these variants when tying a series of nymphs.
this extra tail movement can be the deciding factor at times and has come in more-than-handy throughout the years for me.
in short, this slight transformation of the tail brings the same nymph pattern somewhere between the ‘traditional’ nymph and a swimming micro streamer, giving the fish in turn another enticing tidbit to wet their appetites. give them a try.
fancy nails or not, here’s a nice fly tied by a nice young lady via papa Hywel Morgan.
this version of the Montana nymph, with it’s pheasant tail rear, dubbed thorax instead of chenille and skipping the soft hackle makes it in my oppinion a better and more ‘all-rounder fly’ fishing-wise, and a great pattern to start off a person’s tying career. (come to think about it, outside of the basic black/lime green color scheme and that it’s a nymph, there’s isn’t all that much ‘Montana’ in this fly… )
anyhow ! and regardless, it’s all good and something you might want to share with your wee ones (and get them away from pink nail varnishes, video games and cell phones, at least for a while… ) enjoy !
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