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Stretch magic nymphs

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Been tying these nymphs with a cool new body material I discovered.
Stretch magic, the thin stuff.

Ingredients:

Hook- 1x long heavy wet / nymph hook, this case size 16 orvis
Tail- wood duck flank
Body- yellow cream thread underbody, clear stretch magic ribbed tight on top
Thorax- dark olive ice dub
Hackle- wood duck flank
Black nickel bead
Yellow cream thread collar

One thing to note is that I tie the rest of the tail flanks back to the bead On the top of the hook with open thread wraps to make the back mottled and slightly darker than the underbody.

This could be tied in any color obviously.
I think it will be a killer nymph, haven't tried it yet. The stretch magic gives it a cool dimension and almost "glows"

Let me know what you think!

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Posted on: 8/23 18:41


Re: Stretch magic nymphs

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Sorry for the image quality... One thing I feel should be easier on the forum!

Posted on: 8/23 18:52


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Looks like a producer!

Posted on: 10/8 10:53
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Re: Stretch magic nymphs

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It is! I have been using it with great success. It has become one of my top confidence flies. thanks!

Posted on: 10/9 11:37


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I get this stuff off of kids' toys. It is like a clear rubber band.

Side note: The other easy material to commandeer is the clear hanger straps on women's clothing. Excellent scud back.

Posted on: 10/10 10:38
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Aha! That's a great idea! I love messing around with new materials.

Posted on: 10/10 11:21


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ive used it for a few years. ties nice looking blood worms

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Posted on: 10/11 6:04


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Quote:

nfrechet wrote:
ive used it for a few years. ties nice looking blood worms

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What vise / jaws is that nfrechet???
Crazy thin..

Posted on: 10/11 10:35


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I've found soft plastic fly tying materials to break down pretty quickly.

What has been yinz's experience with that?

The fly fishing museums have flies that were tied in the 1800s and probably earlier that still look pretty good.

I don't think flies tied with soft plastic materials will hold up as well those tied with the more traditional "dead animal parts."


Posted on: 10/11 13:00


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troutbert wrote:
I've found soft plastic fly tying materials to break down pretty quickly.

What has been yinz's experience with that?

The fly fishing museums have flies that were tied in the 1800s and probably earlier that still look pretty good.

I don't think flies tied with soft plastic materials will hold up as well those tied with the more traditional "dead animal parts."



idk, i dont really plan on fishing 200 years from now

Posted on: 10/11 13:58


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tweezers not a vise

Posted on: 10/11 14:03
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nfrechet wrote:
tweezers not a vise


Gotcha, was going to say, thats insane

Posted on: 10/11 16:31






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