Rusty Jig NymphPosted on 16 February 2014 by Vincent
When fishing for grayling last week I noticed some empty spots in my nymph box. Time to fill those gaps with some killer flies. In this video I’ll tie the Rusty Jig Nymph.
This nymph is a jig-style nymph. These jig nymphs are commonly used with French Nymphing, Czech Nymphing or some might call it Euro Style Nymphing. A style of nymphing where you keep contact with your flies. Most of the time 2 or 3 flies are used. The jig fly is usually the heaviest one. The advantage of these jig nymphs is that they swim hookpoint up. Therefore they don’t snag the bottom that much.
- Hook: Hanák 400BL #12 or similar jig hook
- Bead: 3.5mm tungsten (gold)
- Thread: 70 denier UTC (Fl. Fire Orange) & 12/0 Benecchi (black)
- Tail: 4 Cock de Leon fibers
- Body: 5 or 6 Red pheasant tail fibers
- Ribbing: fine silver tinsel
- Thorax: Hends Gleamy dubbing (Rust, color-code #12)