Sunday, 1 December 2013

Dragonfly Nymph

Dragonfly Nymph

Similar technique tying the Swimming Damsel... I replace the Furry foam with Chenille and copper wire with Vinyl D-rib... 

Material List :

Bend nymph hook
Mono eye
Flexi skin
Copper wire
SLF Dubbing
Pheasant tail fibers
Marker, lead wire and Surgical tape

Step by step tying instruction:

 Prepare the thread base

Tie in some lead wire at both side

Tie in the copper wire

Wrap in some surgical tape to create the abdomen shape

Tie in the flexi skin and the follow with the chenille

Tie in the mono eye

Wrap the chenille, tie down near the eye and trim the extra

Do some random shade with the marker, color the flexi skin

Fold over the flexi skin and tie down

Create the segment with the copper wire, tie down and cut away the extra

Tie in a pair of knotted Pheasant tail fiber leg

Split the legs, keep 2 pair and a pair for the antenna, dub in some SLF dubbing to split them

Fold over the flexi skin, tie down the head segment

Bring the thread to before the last pair of leg, tie down the flexi skin, to create the thorax ( you can also put in a slice of foam to create better buoyancy )

Trim the extra flexi skin, whip finish....

The nymph is ready

Cheers and Happy tying