Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Fly Of The Week
Although the Prince Nymph is not one of my favored flies, I have indeed caught a good deal of trout at Blue River with this pattern.
Having a body of peacock herl, in my mind, makes this fly an effective pattern. Peacock herl is simply buggy looking. Then there are the goose biots and they too are pretty buggy looking causing this fly to have the profile of a stonefly nymph.
Fly fisher Chris Adams loves the Prince Nymph and has caught all kinds of species at Blue with the Prince.
It's a fairly easy tie...just a little time consuming and placement of the biots can at times be a little trying.
Usually I fish this pattern with a gold beadhead to get it down in the column.