Ostrich Herl Mayfly Nymph

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  • Thread: 8/0 Brown
  • Tail: Partridge Rump
  • Ribbing: Clear Fine Mono
  • Shellback: Pheasant Tail
  • Body: Grey Ostrich Herl
  • Legs: Partridge Rump Feather
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Tie on thread.

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Take 8 strands of partridge rump and tie in for the tail.

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Tie in pheasant tail, which will be the shellback and tie in a strand of clear mono, which will be used for the ribbing.

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Tie in some grey ostrich herl for the body.

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Wrap herl forward to form the body.

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Pull pheasant tail over the body to form the shellback.

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Wrap clear mono over the shellback to make 5 to 6 ribs.

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Tie in more pheasant tail, at the top of the fly, for use as the wingcase later.

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Tie in one strand of ostrich herl.

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Wrap herl forward to form the head.

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Cut a V in a partridge feather and tie in to form the legs.

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Pull wingcase over legs/head and cut off excess.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready.