The good old prince nymph right? Almost, but why not make it flashy? This is a great attractor fly that brings me personally a lot of confidence when fishing it. Some say fish flashy on sunny days and others say they work better on overcast days and in deep dark water. My belief tends to be the former as I see the truth in the theory that light penetration is key for lighting up the bugs at the bottom of the river to make them glow. However, I, and I’m sure many others have experienced good luck with flashy flies on dark dull days as there is something to fishing an attractor fly that does just that and draws attraction. This is an awesome dropper fly in a hopper dropper rig from spring to fall and can even produce on warmer days in the winter.
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Flashabou Prince Nymph Recipe:
Hook – Umpqua Tiemco Fly Tying Hooks TMC 2487 BL
Thread – Veevus Thread – 16/0 Black
Head – MFC Brass Bead Pro Pack – Copper
Abdomen – Hedron Flashabou Tinsel – Pearl
Wire – UTC Ultra Wire – Small Copper
Thorax – Hareline Ice Dub – Ultraviolet Peacock Eye
Wing Buds – Hareline Stripped Goose Biots – White
Tail – Hareline Stripped Goose Biots – Brown
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