Rich’s Super Simple Sulfur Nymphs

Our Friday Night Fly Tying Video is brought to us this week by Rich Strolis of Catching Shadows and features a buggy looking Sulfur fly that makes a great anchor fly in a long-line light nymph rig and is super simple to tie to boot. What could be better? Well how about a pair of Super Simple Sulfur Nymphs which is what you get in this two for one fly tying video bonanza! Yeehaw!

Sulfur Nymph Simple Tips

Rich slips in a few great tips in this video that I found pretty useful, including sliding the ribbing wire up to the tungsten bead when tying it in. This not only helps keep the bead in place but also minimizing having to lay down a lot of thread to cover up the tag end of the wire if you were to leave in the middle of the hook.

Similar to tying a soft hackle, another key point Rich makes is to dress this Sulfur fly very sparsely. I know I always tend to use more dubbing than I need but for sulfur nymphs, and most mayflies for that matter, thinner is better.

Material List

Hook: Dohiku 302 or TMC 100 spbl, size 14-18
BeadL Tungsten
Thread: UTC 140 Fl Orange
Body: SLF Squirrel Dub
Tail: Coq de Leon
Ribbing: Amber Ultra Wire

Super Simple Sulphur Nymph – The Sequel!

Pretty similar to the first sulphur nymph, only the sequel makes use of a synthetic quill body that should be tied in with the ribbing wire to help reduce the number of thread wraps and keep this Sulphur fly slim. Pretty neat.

Material List

Hook: Dohiku 302 or TMC 100 spbl, size 14-18
BeadL Copper Tungsten
Thread: UTC 70 dark brown
Abdomen: Thread and Synthetic Quill Body
Thorax:SLF Squirrel Dub
Tail: Coq de Leon
Ribbing: Amber Ultra Wire
Hot Spot: UTC 140 Fl Orange

Enjoy!

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