April Fly of the Month

NOTE: At monthly chapter meetings we feature a "Fly of the Month" and everyone is encouraged to participate.  

Tie and bring to the meeting two or more of the "Fly of the Month" and you will receive a raffle ticket for each fly.  Those who have not tied a fly for the raffle can purchase tickets for a dollar apiece.  The winning ticket gets half of all the flies.  The other flies are retained by the chapter.

For more info about The Fly of the Month contact Sig Holtz at acorn12@optonline.net


The April Fly of the Month is the DPD Nymph

The April Fly of the Month is the DPD Nymph

The DPD Nymph was featured on MidCurrent and comes from the vise of Tim Flagler.   Because of its color and shape it will represent a number of mayfly species and with its weight it can be used as an anchor fly and get to the bottom fast. While the material list may seem long don't let that discourage you -- it’s an easy tie.                                                                             

  • Hook: #14 czech nymph hook, or traditional nymph hook
  • Thread: 70 denier (8/0) brown
  • Bead: 7/64 black nickel bead, or similar  
  • Weight: .020 wire
  • Ribbing: small copper wire
  • Tail: wood duck or mallard flank feather
  • Abdomen: rusty brown pheasant tail fibers
  • Thorax: peacock herl
  • Legs: same as tail
  • Wing Case: same as abdomen. 
  • Note: Finish wing case with epoxy or several coats of head cement.

Check out the video at: http://midcurrent.com/videos/how-to-tie-a-dpd-nymph/