Delo’s Improved Nymph by Matt Delorenzo

The Delo’s Improved Nymph, designed by Matt Delorenzo, is a slight variation of an Iso Nymph. The fly uses stretch micro tubing for ribbing, and so it lets the body color really show while keeping the fly durable. The colors can be switched out to tie an endless variety of the nymphs. The tungsten bead ensures the fly is hugging bottom and swings in the strike zone for as long as possible. Matt also ties a steelhead version of the fly for stained and coloured water using an orange bead. It is defiantly a guide pattern as it is quick to tie, and it lands a ton of fish for Matt and his clients. It can’t hurt to have a bunch tied up for your own box.

Delo’s Improved Nymph Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Daiichi 1260 #12-18
Bead: Tungsten copper (match size to hook)
Thread: Veevus 16/0 brown
Tail: Dark Hungarian partridge
Ribbing: Micro stretch tubing
Body: SLF dubbing
Wingcase: Thin Skin mottled oak
Legs: Craft ribbon and Dark Hungarian partridge

You can follow Matt Delorenzo on vimeo to check out this and the rest of his fly tying videos and visit theflypatch.com

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2 thoughts on “Delo’s Improved Nymph by Matt Delorenzo”

    1. Hey Larry, I tied a couple up last night and tried them out this morning on the stream. BAM! This one is a keeper, had 5 decent rainbows in 20 minutes.

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