Teddys Tackle Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Supply
Prince Nymph 4/16/2019


Prince Nymph


Hook: 2x long nymph hook, sizes 10-16

Bead - brass bead silver - size to match hook 

    We usually use a size 12 hook with a size 1/8 bead

Thread: 6/0 brown or black 

Tail: brown goose biots

Rib: fine gold tinsel or wire

Body: Peacock herl rope

Wing: a pair of white goose biots

Hackle: brown hen or partridge



Place bead on hook and place in vise.  


Apply thread to hook and tie in biot tail, one on each side pointing outwards.  A ball of dubbing can help separate the two tail feathers.


Tie in ribbing along length of hook, anchoring at bend of hook, hanging back like a long tail.


Tie in about 4-5 strands of peacock herl by the in the same position as the ribbing and right on top of it.

Form peacock herl rope:  Pull peacock fibres by the butt ends straight down below the hook.  Bring thread down and back up to the hook so the peacock fibres are in a loop of thread.  Move thread up to near the bead.  Using hackle pliers, grip peacock with the thread loop and twist to form what looks like chenille.

Wrap peacock herl rope up leaving a small space behind the bead. Tie off.


Make 5-6 wraps of rib up to the thread and tie off.


Tie in two white biots just behind the bead.  Tie these in on the top of the fly angled so they lie apart from each other.  These feathers should only go as far as the bend of the hook.


Prepare a hen saddle feather.  Remove the long fluffy fibres at the feather base and leave the bare stem to hold on to.  With your fingers, brush the fibres back from the tip.  Strip the fibres from one side of the feather.  Tie the feather in by the tip wet fly style, so when you wrap the feathers will lie back on the fly.  Make two of three turns of hackle just behind the bead.  Make sure the white biots are still visible.


Put in a few more wraps of thread behind the bead, making sure the bead will not move.  Whipfinish and add a drop of cement.