GP Nymph

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  • Hook: Mustad C49S Size 10
  • Thread: 8/0 Black
  • Bead: 1/8 Gold Tungsten
  • Tail: Orange Pheasant Fibers
  • Body: Burnt Orange Dubbing
  • Shellback: Olive Pheasant Tail
  • Wingcase: Olive Pheasant Tail
  • Rib: Small Copper Wire
  • Legs: White Goose Biots
  • Thorax: Rusty Brown Dubbing
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Slide bead onto hook and tie in the black thread.

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Take about 10 orange pheasant fibers and tie them in, the length of the hook, for the tail.

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Tie in a length of small copper wire. This will be used to rib the fly later.

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Tie in some olive pheasant tail. This will be used to create the shellback later.

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Dub burnt orange dubbing onto thread. Keep the dubbing THIN!

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Wrap dubbing forward, about 2/3 up hook, to form the body.

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Bring pheasant tail forward to form shellback and then wrap over shellback, 3 to 4 turns, of small copper wire.

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Tie in some more olive pheasant tail, which will cover the thorax later.

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Tie in white goose biots, on either side of fly, to form the legs. They should be as long as the body.

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Dub on some rusty brown dubbing onto the thread.

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Wrap dubbing forward to form the thorax.

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Bring pheasant tail over thorax to form the wingcase.

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Pick out thorax dubbing to make the fly look bushy and alive.

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This pattern works great on an indicator in faster riffle runs. One of my favourite nymph patterns when the fishing gets tough.