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 Post subject: Floating sulphur nymph
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Brown Trout
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If a fella was going to be needing to tie some floating sulphur nymphs what would you suggest as a pattern recipe?

I'm thinking,
16 & 18 standard nymph hook (maybe a few 14s just in case)
Tail-wood duck fibers or olive PT fibers
Abdomen-olive PT fibers or brown dub
Rib-twisted thread in either olive or black
Thorax- :?: olive or brown cdc dubbed maybe? Peacock? Olive or brown dubbing?
Wingcase-folded natural cdc
Legs-wood duck flank or olive PT fibers

I've fished flies for every stage of the emergence but not a floating nymph much other than a few foam wingcase nymphs a time or two.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: Floating sulphur nymph
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:02 pm 
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try something like this with colors to suit your needs :lol: :lol: :lol: I ain't never tied that kind of hairball before but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express a couple nights ago.

http://www.danica.com/flytier/rharrop/rharrop.htm

first try but them buggers might fish!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Floating sulphur nymph
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Thanks Smoke. I've got a few of those models in the link tied up and will try something more like yours next. I also tried another thrown together deal this eve after a little experimentation. No pics to show but you'll get the idea I think.

#18 & 16 nymph hooks.
thread-8/0 olive dun
Tails-woodie flank fibers
Rib-micro dark olive stretch tubing
Abdomen-brown olive life cycle dub
Thorax-same dub
Parapost-small cylinder foam, 1/8" I think
Hackle-cdc in a dub loop and a few turns around the post.

On the 18s I just wisp dubbed the cdc and wrapped the hackle. I figure the life cycle and tube body will hopefully penetrate the surface tension and sorta hang in the film. I'll let you know if it works or not.


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 Post subject: Re: Floating sulphur nymph
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:02 am 
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peewee I could see that raising some attention over the mountain ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Floating sulphur nymph
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:06 am 
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Nice bug peewee. WK, I've been carrying a pheasant tail with a bright yellow foam wing case for the Soho that's been fairly successful. The only change I make to the standard pattern, other than the wing case, is that I leave off the copper rib. I started tying it because the little black biots kept coming apart on my split case nymphs but the fish ate them anyway. So, being the lazy type, I just started leaving them off. It's definitely nothing fancy, but it seems to work well.


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