Golden Stone Jig Nymph Fly Tying Instructional Video

In this video, Alex Worth ties another good low water jig nymph for the dog days of summer. Fish this on a dry dropper or tight line nymphing setup and you’ll be sure to find some success.

Note to the reader: I tied this fly on camera a couple weeks ago, and am planning on continuing to film and tie the flies that have been most productive for me. I’ve been fishing a dry, dry dropper, and euro nymph setup the past few weeks and am testing the efficacy of them in the unprecedented low water conditions we’re experiencing. Most of my fishing has been on tributaries or the far upper reaches of the McKenzie and Willamette this summer, in an attempt to find reasonable water temps. Yesterday, I had some great fishing on a McKenzie tributary, and the euro nymphing really outshined other methods.

This is nothing new, but it’s just a reminder that it is just ridiculously effective. I fished two stretches of water with a dry (sz 14 purple haze), a dry dropper (royal hippie stomper, sz18 black jig midge to be featured in an upcoming video, sz12 golden stone from the video), a and a euro setup with the same two nymphs in the dry dropper rig. The dry fly produced one nice trout in the first stretch, but none in the second. The dry dropper produced 1 fired up trout in the first stretch, on the dry fly, and 2 large whitefish in the second. The euro nymph set up was absurdly more effective relative to the others, with more than a dozen fish in each of the two spots fished. Notably, that was immediately AFTER fishing the spots with both other methods and casting over pretty much every fish around. If you haven’t tried euro nymphing, or have been aversive to it (the purist in me still feels a little guilty about it), now is a great time to learn.


Hook: Daichi 4640 Sz8
Bead: Slotted Tungsten Bead 3.8mm Gold
Thread: 6/0 Uni Rusty Brown
Tail: India Hen Back, Natural
Body: Hare-Tron Lt. Olive Brown, Ice Dub UV Light Yellow
Back: Pheasant Tail
Rib: Amber Ultra Wire, Brassie
Legs: India Hen Back, Natural

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