Tungsten Quill Body Nymph Step By Step

Put a tungsten bead on the hook (here it’s a TMC 2312 #12)

 

Tie in some fibres from a Coq de Leon hackle as tail.

 

Tie in stripped peacock quill.

 

Create a tapered body with the tying thread.

 

Wind the quill around the hook shank. The dark side of the quill should point to the hook bend.

 

Put a small drop of uv-resin on the body and cover the quill with a small coat.

 

The uv-resin after curing. Now, the quill body looks really nice and it’s secured against the trouts teeth. A tack free uv-resin works best.

 

Tie in some pheasant tail fibres for the wing case.

 

Tie in a hen hackle with the tip first. The hackle will create the legs of the nymph.

 

Dub the thorax with a dubbing of your choice. I used SLF-Spicky-Dubbing.

 

Fold the hen hackle first and then the pheasant tail fibres to the hook eye and catch it with the thread close to the tungsten bead.

 

Cut the hen hackle and the pheasant tail fibres close to the tungsten head and make a whip finish.

 

Finish the fly with a drop of uv-resin on the wing case.

A heavy nymph with quiet a real shape, nice colours and very durable.

 

Holger

2 thoughts on “Tungsten Quill Body Nymph Step By Step

  1. Holger …So glad to see that you have started a blog. Great chance to show off you’re amazing tying skills, and meet some great people!

    I have Deer Creek UV on order, hope it arrives soon.

    Thanks for inspiring me to tie better flies,

    Jim

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