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Tailgunner Nymph

RECIPE

Hook: Short shank or shrimp hook, TMC 2487 or Kamasan Grub, two to four sizes smaller than you’d normally use for the same imitation.
Thread: 8/0, UTC 70, thread colour to match the insect colour. Thin thread makes a much neater fly.
Abdomen/tail: Fine natural fur dubbing (Wapsi natural fur blend).
Underbody and split tails: Dark “invisible” sewing thread (available from most haberdashers and Hypermarkets).
Wing case: Pheasant tail fibres.
Hackle: Small hen or soft cock hackle wound in open turns through the thorax and trimmed at the top.

 

For the full text featuring this fly, refer to the March 2001 issue.

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