Gray Wolf Nymph

June, 2017

Gray Wolf Nymph by Phil Huffman




	                          Fly Pattern: Gray Wolf Nymph

			Tyer's Name: Phil Huffman
			Date: June 5, 2017

	Fly Originator and History: A Phil Huffaman original.   
	Suggested line and leader: Floating line with a tapered leader.
	Suggested retrieve: Slow with intermittent pauses.
	Depth: Subsurface.
	Comments: Fish the nymph toward the shore of the lake.

                                Fly Material
	Hook:  #10 Nymph and wet fly hook -  Mustad S80NP-BR/3906 (or equivalent)
	Thread: Black Uni 8/0.
	Weighted Wire: Lead or Lead-Free wire 0.010”.
	Tail: Horse tail hair (one long strand).
	Shell: Gray sea gull feather (or turkey).
	Legs:. Black rooster. Try other colors if you are trying to suggest a 
	specific nymph.
	Body: Pink “Steelhead Yarn”.

                                Tying Steps

	1. Tie in a thread base from the eye to the bend (just above the barb).

	2. Run the thread back to the mid-point of the shank.

	3. Weight. Snip off about a 3-inch piece of .010 wire. Tie in the wire 
	and wrap forward to just behind the eye.

	4. Cover the weighted wire with thread.

	5. Tail. Fold a strand of horse tail in half and tie it in from behind 
	the eye to the bend. The tail of the fly should be about the length of the hook. 
	Snip-off the excess material.

	6. Shell back. Select about a 1/4-inch wide piece of sea gull feather 
	and tie it in from behind the weighted wire to the bend.

	7. Legs. Select a black (or other color) hackle feather and tie-in the 
	tip from behind the weighted wire to the bend.

	8. Body. Tie in a piece of steelhead yarn behind the weighted wire to the bend.

	9. Run the thread forward to the eye.

	10. Wrap the yarn tightly forward to the eye and secure. Snip-off the excess material.

	11. Palmer the hackle forward to the eye and secure. Snip-off the excess material.

	12. Grab the shell back feather and pull it forward to the eye and secure. 
	Snip-off the excess material.

	13. Whip finish and apply some head cement.



     Rick Shadforth 08/15/17