Thursday, 9 November 2017

Articulate Jiggling Nymph

 Articulate Jiggling Nymph

This is another nymph pattern that spin off from the Jiggling Damsel that tie few years back... instead of using velvet rope as the abdomen, this pattern put in a wire shank to build the abdomen. weight it at the hook with lead wire and a small bead-chain.... suggest to make it slightly heavy as I would like it to bounce at the bottom with the hook point up. You can play with darker chenille colour to create giant stonefly nymph in dark olive, grey of dark brown.. or even try in chartreuse colour too.
you can also make the abdomen wider so it looks like a dragonfly nymph... 
I always like to put in a hot spot ( orange colour ) to attract more attention

Material List:

Jig Hook
Scud back
Semperfli Micro Suede Chennile
UV dubbing
SLF dubbing 
Goose and turkey biot
Pheasant tail fibers
lead wire and black bead-chain 
hard wire, 12lbs Mono line and markers
Deer Creek UV resin hard
3M surgical tape

Picture step by step tying instruction:

Part 1 of the tutorial - building the abdomen
 Prepare the hard wire shank

 Use 3M surgical tape to create the taper profile of the abdomen

 Now tie in the Scud back at the end of the wire

 Put in the hot spot

 Tie in the Micro Suede Chenille

 Tie in a pair of Goose biots

 Wind in the chenille

 Tie down the materials

 Trim the materials

 Colour the chenille

 some finished abdomen and the materials

Now part 2 of the tutorial..
 Put in the jig hook slanted

 Tie in the 12lbs mono line
 Now remove the hook and put in the abdomen thru the hook and mono line

 tie down the mono line and create a small loop... this step is to secure the abdomen

 Turn the hook over, wind in some lead wire and then cover it with 3M surgical tape, flatten the wire ( the surgical tape will hold the lead wire )

 Tie in the bead-chain

 Now tie in some UV dubbing

 Add some SLF dubbing

 Tie in the scud back

 Prepare 3 pairs of knot Turkey biots legs

 Tie in the turkey biots legs

 Wind in some dubbing to split the legs

 Fold the scud back over and tie down

 Drop some UV resin on the scud back... cure it with UV light


...Cheers and happy tying...


  1. Why do you choose to put the hook through the eye of the articulated body Dron? Conventionally the nylon would make a loop out the back for the rear body to wiggle on. Steve Morris

    1. I’m trying to bring the abdomen closer to the thorax ( hook )

  2. What is your source of the Hard Wire? I keep smashing the wire I use in the vise.

    1. I've got it from a local tackle shop... the brand call American Hard wire, use for trolling... as long as you can find any brand hard wire about 60lbs... it should be able to do the job buddy..

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