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Beadhead Prince Nymph

The Prince Nymph has been around since the 1930s, and it has morphed many times and has as many variations as any other fly—the original used black ostrich herl instead of the now-used peacock herl.
Here, I use a gold bead and lead-free wire to add weight, and forego the brown feathers in favor of speed and efficiency.
My favorite variations on this are using dyed peacock herl (red is great) and different color beads and wire.
The Prince Nymph works great year round as an attractor pattern, but especially well in places where stoneflies are present.https://youtu.be/EgUenJwG7wM?si=eeGO7lRT2Vogzzlg


Mustad 3906B
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed — Dark Brown
Goose Biot — Prince Nymph Brown
Goose Biot — White
Peacock Herl — Natural
Brass Bead — Gold
Ultra Wire, Small — Gold

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