Floating Nymph – Ryan Spillers

This pattern reminds me of a pattern I used to tie, but didn’t have much luck with when I first started fly fishing. My attempts at the fly were done on a straight shank hook, (first mistake) and used a bulky 3mm foam. I also tied it for stillwaters, but I have never tried it on a stream. I like the wingcase here as well as it could serve somewhat as an indicator if you use some brighter colors on it. I know a few spots this would work well on my home streams and will tie a few for the emerger box.

Hook: Scud hook Daiichi 1130
Thread: 8/0
Tail: Turkey tail
Body: Turkey tail
Rib: Copper wire
Wing Case: 2mm foam yellow and black (or to pattern)
Thorax: Turkey tail fluff

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