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[Video] Killer Mayfly Nymph by Hans Stephenson

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

March 1, 2011

Hans Stephenson demonstrates how to tie this great nymph from Solitude flies that does an excellent job imitating small baetis nymphs. Hans reports a recent diet study found that baetis nymphs and midges are the top trout foods in Black Hills Streams and he uses this fly as a dropper below a scud or an attractor nymph.

Killer Mayfly Nymph Material List

Hook: Daiichi 1270 size 18-22
Thread: UTC 70 Black or Olive
Abdomen: Microtubing or D-Rib Black or Olive
Wingcase: Medallion Sheeting
Tail: Microfibbets
Thorax: UV Ice Dubbing
Legs: Brahma, India Hen or Partridge