In this instructional fly tying video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie the Jigged 20 Incher Nymph. Jigged flies are all the rage because they snag the bottom less, making them the perfect point fly in a two fly “nymphing rig”. Tony shows how to add lead to the fly and form a shaped “underbody” using Uni-stretch, allowing to you to form the body to the perfect taper. The 20 Incher has proven to be a great fish catcher for Trout and Half-pounder steelhead in our Northwest Waters.
Jigged 20 Incher
Thread: Veevus 10/0 Black
Hook: TMC C400BL, sizes 8-14
Bead: Hareline Gold Slotted Tungsten Bead
Underbody: Lead Wire 6-10 Wraps, Black Uni-Stretch
Tail: Brown Goose Biots
Rib: Hareline Tan Life Flex or Veevus Small Gold Oval Tinsel
Abdomen: 3-4 Strands Peacock Herl
Wingcase: Turkey Tail (pre-treated with Softex)
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Dubbin
Optional: apply Loon Flow to wing case when tying complete to increase durability.