This is effective Hex Nymph pattern. I tie this primarily for Steelhead on two size 14 Allen Fly Fishing wet fly hooks. This is an articulated nymph, so it has some extra movement that gives it a little advantage over your generic Hex patterns. I cut the hook point off the back to create a shank. Ostrich is used for the tail and the gills. I tie a natural version and a “flashback” version. I don’t typically weight this nymph as it is almost always used with split shot for my purposes.
- Allen W502 Hook – 2x
- Tail/Gills: Ostrish Herl
- Rib: Gold UTC Wire
- Body: Squirrel Blend Dubbing – Sulphur
- Wing Case: Natural – Pheasant Tail — Flashback – Peacock Flashabou and Mottled Thin Skin
- Legs: Soft Hackle
- Eyes: Mono Eyes