In this video, Jim Sens ties a fun jig nymph known as the 20 Incher.
This fly has been a favorite with McKenzie River guides this year and for good reason, it catches lots of fish.
Designed to sink fast, the 20 Incher is a great Euro nymphing fly, but could be used under an indicator too for some serious hunting. The hook rides point up with the Gamakatsu J20 jig hook to reduce snagging and to increase hook-sets.
With different colored beads, ribbing, and weight, the 20 Incher can be tied to fish all types of water depths, speeds, and seasons.
Tie some up and get out there!
Hook: Gamakatsu J20 Size 12
Bead: Slotted Tungsten Bead Matte Black 5/32″
Weight: Lead Wire .015
Thread: Veevus Red 10/0
Tail: Stripped Goose Biots Rusty Brown
Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire Cooper-Brown Small
Body: Peacock Body Herl (4)
Wingcase: Ozark Oak Mottled Turkey Tail (coated w/Softex)
Thorax: Hareline UV Ice Dub Tan
Legs: Premium Hungarian Partridge Feather Natural
Glue: Zap A Gap or Loctite