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Pattern Nuke Egg
Nuke Egg
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Category Nymphs
Entered Mon, 23 Oct 2006
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Hook: TMC 2457 or 2488H #14-18......................... Thread: GSP 50 Orange................................. Egg: McFlyFoam, color of your choice.................... Veil: Conventional Egg Yarn, not McFlyFoam, in white or pale pink.
Pattern Description
The Nuke Egg is a pattern I have been hearing about for several years. I believe this is Pat Dorsey's favorite egg pattern and his weekly fishing reports often feature this fly as a good bet. Coming into fall we have spawning browns, brrokies and whitefish running rampant on both the tailwaters and the freestone rivers, making an egg pattern a good bet. It never fails to amaze me how many "patterns" there are for a simple round ball, but I think I have three or four other egg patterns listed on this site and can probably think of at least a dozen others off the top of my head! whatever works for you... The Nuke Egg is different from the usual in that it features a veil of Egg Yarn enveloping the egg. This veil imitates the connective goo that holds the eggs together in a clump, and adds a bit of a halo to the fly. There are a few tricks to tying this one, so pay attention to the details. You can also just skip the veil and just tie a small clump of yarn to the hook as shown here and have a perfectly acceptable egg pattern that can be tied quickly and simply and down to very small sizes. Go get 'em!