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Skip Nymph

Hook: 14-10 Nymph
Thread: 6/0 Black
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Body: Rabbit antron dubbing
Ribbing: Copper wire
Shellback: Pheasant tail fibers
Thorax: Rabbit antron dubbing well picked out.

Tying Instructions:

  • Tie in pheasant tail fibers at bend of hook with several wraps of thread, and then pull butts back over tail and secure back with several more wraps of thread.
  • Tie in copper wire ribbing.
  • Dub antron dubbing on to thread and wrap forward about 3/4 the way up the hook shank.
  • Pull pheasant tail over body and secure with thread, do not trim butts, they will be used for wingcase.
  • Wrap copper wire over shellback and body and secure with thread and trim.
  • Pull the pheasant tail butts back and secure back with several wraps of thread.
  • Dub a generous amount of antron dubbing on to thread and wrap forward to eye. Make thorax thicker than abdomen.
  • Pull pheasant tail butts over thorax and secure with thread.
  • Trim, whip finish, and head cement.

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