Mega Prince Fly Tying Video

Our very best nymph this spring has been the Mega Prince size #6-10. It has even “out-fished” the Possie Bugger! I look for that to change as the water drops and clears but for now high flows and slightly off colored water have seen the Mega Prince “dominate” the local nymph fishing scene. It’s been vital to get the Mega Prince down so I am often using another large nymph tied to the bend or eye of the Mega Prince. Trout Retrievers, Fat Bastards, or Double Bead Stones work well as additional flies. ┬áSome runs might require adding split shot to the chuck and duck rig. The set up is to use a 9ft leader and a Thingamabobber or a “right angle” nymph rig and get down deep. Often running 5-7 feet of tippet under the Thingamabobber.

Mega Prince

Mega Prince

Hook: TMC 2302 # 8
Thread: U70 Ultra Thread Rusty Brown
Bead: Copper to Match Hook
Antennae: Barred Crazy Legs Golden Yellow Pearl Flake
Head: Peacock Ice Dub
Rib: Copper Wire
Tail: Grizzly Marabou Golden Brown and Barred Crazy Legs Same as antennae
Body: Peacock Ice Dub
Legs: Same as Antennae
Hackle: Brown Hen Neck or Similar
Wings: White Goose biots

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2 Responses to Mega Prince Fly Tying Video

  1. Meaner Gardner says:

    wonderful painted girl of the stream.

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