Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fly Tying with Hans- Tungsten Undertaker

Tungsten Undertaker Nymph

This is a great little nymph that I started fishing about a year ago. It works well as a dropper behind a larger offering. I typically fish it in size 18. The tungsten teardrop adds a good dose of weight. When fished behind a weighted front fly in a two fly nymph rig the need for additional split shot or weight putty is eliminated. This patter is also well suited to use in a Spanish or French nymphing rig. Black is my favorite color for this nymph, however any number of color combinations or schemes would work well.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fly Tying with Hans- Creepy Crawly Stonefly Nymph


Creepy Crawly Stonefly Nymph

This stonefly nymph pattern mixes realism, weight, and flash to achieve a balanced and effective fly. The golden pheasant legs add the hint of realistic legs and dress up the pattern. Fish in faster freestone rivers with good populations of stonefly nymphs. Can be tied on straight shanked hooks as well as curved. In smaller sizes it mimics the nymph of the little yellow stoneflies found in the streams of the Black Hills.