Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns

Deer Hair Gomphus

Hook: 10-6 nymph Thread: 6/0 color to match body Body: Brown or Olive deer hair, spun and clipped to shape of Gomphus DragonLegs: Speckled pheasant Head: Spun deer hair, color to match body, clipped to shape

Tying Instructions:

  • Tie in a clump of deer hair, about the diameter of a pencil at the bend of hook.
  • Push hair back and tie in another clump right against the first clump.
  • Tie in a few more clumps until you reach 3/4 the way up the hook shank.
  • Clip deer hair to shape of Gomphus body. Make sure to leave enough hook gap on the bottom of the fly.
  • Tie in speckled pheasant out each side, extending back as legs.
  • Tie in a few more clumps of deer hair for head.
  • Whip finish and head cement.
  • Trim deer hair head, to shape.