Founded 1994 by Armand Courchaine
Tying Wide-Bodied Nymphs
With hook in vise cover hook with a base layer of
thread from eye to start of bend or a little beyond.
Cut 2 lengths of wire (the length of your desired
Cut tapers at both ends of wires. Make uniform tapers
with points on same side of wire (to lay against hook shank).
With thread hanging 1/3 back from eye, place 1 wire
along each side of the hook shank and tie on at the same time (tapered
points along shank).
5. Wrap the middle 2/3 first, then cover all the tapered
ends (try to keep the wires on the sides) whip finish.
6. Using a needle nose pliers or flat tweezers (smooth flat
jaws, serrations will cut the thread) squeeze from top to bottom to uniformly
shape /flatten the wires to form the wide body.
7. Lightly coat the top with a fast drying head cement or zap-a-gap and
let dry while you prepare your materials to add.
8. Tie your normal Stone or Hare’s Ear nymph..
Thread: you can use normal tying thread but Uni-Stretch
thread has some advantages: It covers quicker, easier to uniformly
cover tapers, and because of the stretch you can uniformly shape the
wires easier if the wire moves to the top or bottom while your covering
with thread.2. Wire: use size .020 or .030 copper, lead or any other
Cut you wire with a small nail clipper or old scissor;
wire dulls tools quickly
- Lightly coat top of base using a bodkin or paper clip.
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