Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Czech Nymphs...in High Definition
I finally got a chance to really mess around with the Hends Shellback tonight.
It's not very flexible, but still makes a sweet looking Czech Nymph. I did the last bug in the photos below with regular scud back from Hareline so you could see the difference in materials. I knocked out like 20 of these things in various color, thickness, and weight. I busted out the macro lens tonight so click on the images for super hi-res.
Size 12 Scud Hook
Various natural and synthetic Dubbing (Jan Siman, Hareline Ice Dub, Natural Hare Dubbing)
.25 lead underbody
Hends Shellback (various colors)
Cortland Fairplay 3X Tippet (I get this stuff at Walmart and I like tying with it because it's got a smokey grey color to it)
Black Prismacolor marker (color top front of shellback)
Also, I'd like to give a shoutout to Joshua Binkley. Joshua won our Facebook wall photo contest and I shipped him out a dozen flies. He dropped by the wall tonight to share a photo of a nice fish he caught one on of my midges. He said he went on to pull in about a dozen fish. Nice going and I'm glad the patterns are working for you!