Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns

Delta Nymph

Hook: 12- 6 nymph Thread: 6/0 Black Tail: 3 brown goose biotsBody: Rabbit dubbing with angel hair shavings mixed in Ribbing: Brown larva laceShellback: Pheasant tail fibersThorax: same as body

Tying Instructions:

  • Tie in a brown goose biot out each side at bend of hook. Then tie in one more straight out the back between the other two goose biots.
  • Tie in larva lace and let it hang back over tail.
  • Spin dubbing on to thread and wrap forward 3/4 the way up the hook shank, getting slightly thicker towards the eye.
  • Wrap larva lace forward, with about 3 or 4 wraps, depending on the size of the nymph. Secure with thread at end of the body.
  • Tie in pheasant tail fibers with tips extending back over body.
  • Spin more dubbing on to thread and wrap forward to eye of the hook. Make sure that the thorax is thicker than the body.
  • Pull pheasant tail fibers forward over the thorax and secure with thread and trim at eye of the hook.
  • Whip finish and head cement.
  • Use a bodkin to pull out fibers from the thorax to form legs.