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Tying a Blushing Onyx Nymph Fly Pattern

The Blushing Onyx nymph is something I’ve been working on for just a short time and have only had a chance to get out fishing with it a couple times. So far, it’s been producing really well in the creeks I’ve fished it, bringing several nice resident trout and even a couple river chubs.

The idea for this trout fly comes from a discussion I’ve had with Joe and Sean about the visibility of the hotspot on flies like the Mohawk Hotspot PTN. We were questioning how visible the spot would be tied either on the top or bottom of the fly. I think it was concluded that the hot spot tied as a collar, or in the round, would be the strongest hotspot. We talked about adding the hot spot to the top and bottom or even just using a hot bead, but I think this blushed effect on a dark bead provides a nice middle ground for the dark nymph.

Blushing Onyx Nymph Jig Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Firehole 516 #12-16
Bead: Black tungsten
Thread: Black 8/0 (70d)
Cheek: Pink floss, polish, UV resin
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Black Ultrawire (brassie)
Thorax: Black Diamond Dubbing (Ice)
Body Coat: Bone Dry UV resin

Blushing Onyx Nymph Fly Pattern
Blushing Onyx Nymph Fly Pattern

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Swappers Wanted – 2018 Nymph Swap

Wanted, 10 tyers to take part in a Nymph Fly Swap. Check out the video and below for all the details.

Please send a message through http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscat… to join the swap. I’ll take the first 10 swappers. Flies are due on July 15th, 2018.

1. Each tyer will tie 10 flies (11 if you want one of your own back) in the set. Anyone is welcome from beginner to pro.

2. With your flies include a toe tag with the pattern name and your name.

3. It would be awesome to include a typed pattern recipe with each fly with any additional info

4. Include your address and a couple dollars to cover the return shipping. Canada 2 for a stamp USA, 3 for First Class USPS Rest of the world, contact me (would be around $10 for most countries)

5. I’ll email those who are in the swap on a group email. I’ll use BCC so your email and personal info isn’t shared.

6. Any questions? Please ask.

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Tying a Mohawk Hotspot Pheasant Tail Nymph Jig

The Mohawk Hotspot Pheasant Tail Nymph is a fly design from Justin Aldrich (check out his channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa5G…) and was featured on JStockard’s blog in May 2018. This variation of the Pheasant Tail Nymph (#PTN ) incorporates a unique hotspot, taking advantage of some seldom used real estate over top of the tungsten bead. I’ve used a hot pink floss for my demo flies, but any hot color that contrasts with the bead should work well. Try a black bead with a chartreuse floss or a silver bead with purple floss.

Mohawk Hotspot Pheasant Tail Nymph Jig Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Partridge SUJ #10-16 or similar jig hook
Bead: Gold tungsten (3.3mm for #12)
Thread: Rusty Brown 8/0 (70d)
Hot Spot: Floss (hot color)
Tail & body: 6-8 pheasant tail fibers or CDL fibers
Rib: Copper Ultrawire (sm)
Thorax: Peacock herl

Mohawk Hotspot Pheasant Tail Nymph
Mohawk Hotspot Pheasant Tail Nymph

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