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Pattern Gilled Nymph, Stalcup's
Gilled Nymph, Stalcup's
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Category Nymphs
Entered Fri, 10 Nov 2006
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Hook: TMC 200R #12-18............................. Thread: 8/0 Rusty Dun................................. Tail: Ostrich herl, tan.............................. Rib: Fine Gold Wire............................... Abdomen: Ostrich Herl, tan......................... Wingcase: Medallion Sheeting, brown................... Thorax: Tan Sow Scud Dubbing, Superfine or Possum............................ Legs: Natural Hungarian Partridge Feather...............
Pattern Description
The Gilled Nymph is a pattern from Colorado's own Shane Stalcup. Shane is one of the most prominent tyers on the scene these days with several innovative patterns to his credit. The Gilled Nymph is certainly one of his most popular patterns cause the damn thing catches fish. The pattern I'll show here is the callibaetis version, particularly handy in stillwaters like Spinney Reservoir and the Delaney Lakes. Fish this pattern on either a floating or intermediate line with a slow hand twist retrieve over weedbeds and along shorelines. OR, you can just hang this under an indicator and wait for the fish to do the rest. You should note that this pattern can be adapted to other mayflies by simply changing the colors of the materials to match your target species. Check out more of Shane's patterns in his book: Mayflies, Top to Bottom.