Prince Nymph


Tied by John Gort at Lincoln Park February 23, 2008




	Tier's Name: John Gort                         Email:  ---       
	Date: February 23, 2008                        Phone:  See Roster

	Fly Originator and History: Doug Prince
	How the Fly is Fished: Just below white water or along a seam of a moving 
	stream 
	Suggested line and leader: 9'leader with 4' tippet 
	Depth range: Shallow water next to shore, deep holes or to cut banks.
	Suggested retrieve: Slow retrieve with pauses or dead drift with twitches. 
	Comments: The beaded Prince nymph fishes very well next in fast moving water 
	such as the lower Deschutes River. The Prince Nymph can also be fished without 
	the bead head in slower moving water and lakes for trout and white fish.  

                                  Fly Material
	Hook make /size / length: Size 6-14 2x long (TMC 5212 or equivalent)
	Thread: size / color / type: Black
	Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: No
	Tail material / size / color: Brown biot (2 each)
	Body material / color: Peacock hurl
	Ribbing size / color: Gold tinsel, medium
	Thorax size / color:  ---
	Wing size / color: White biot (2 each)
	Hackle size / color:  Brown hen hackle collar
	Head size / color: Gold bead 
	Other:  ---

                                  Tying Steps
	1. Flatten hook barb and install one gold bead. Tie on a small "ball" of 
	thread next to the bead to keep it in place. Then lay down a thread base the 
	full length of the hook to the point above the barb.  Continue wrapping the 
	thread above the barb to form a small "bump". Move the thread forward to about 
	the half way point of the hook and leave it.

	2. Hold the two brown biots such that the tips are flaring-out to the left 
	and right.  Pre-position  the two brown biots on the sides of the shank of 
	the hook. The tips of the biots should extend about one hook gape beyond the 
	bend. The thread "bump" that was tied in Step 1 will help separate the tips. 
	Once the biots are properly positioned, tie down the biots with thread. 


	3. Tie in a piece of gold tinsel ribbing at the base of the tail and leave it. 
	Then, just forward of the ribbing, tie in six peacock hurls by their tips. Create 
	a dubbing loop just forward of the hurl, and move the thread forward to the bead.  

	4. Twist the hurl and dubbing loop to the left(as viewed from the rear)to form 
	a rope. Wrap the rope forward to the bead using close wraps. Tie off the rope 
	and then cut off the excess.

	5. Counter-wrap the gold tinsel ribbing forward to the bead. Tie it off and 
	cut off the excess.

	6. Wrap the thread about six turns towards the rear of the hook. Prepare a 
	brown hen's hackle and mount it with the  convex (shiny) side up. Wrap the 
	thread two behind and one forward. Move the thread forward. Wrap the hackle 
	forward about three or four wraps, folding the barbs as you wrap to prevent 
	them from getting squashed. Tie off the hackle at the bead.

Top view showing wing and tail arrangement

	7. Cut two white biot wings about one hook gape in length. Start by mounting the first 
	wing on the near-side of the hook: Pre-position one white biot on the top of 
	the shank, at the bead, forming a wing that is swept at about 45-degrees. 
	Hold the wing in place with a couple of wraps of thread.

	8. Repeat Step 7 for the wing that is mounted on the far-side of the hook, 
	then adjust the positions of the wings as necessary, so that they are symmetrical.

	9. Tie down the wings with several tight wraps of thread. Whip finish, cut 
	the thread and apply head cement. 

	Rick Shadforth
	02/22/08