January 12th, 2004|
Too Simple PMD Nymph
Tying steps Too Simple PMD Nymph:
1. Start the thread and build a head for your fly right away.
2. Select some soft feather fibers to use as legs.
3. Tie in your leg fibers, leaving them long, maybe 1½ the shank length.
4. Trim the excess.
5. Now tie on your punch embroidery yarn.
6. Use your thread to make a smooth underbody, right up to the leg material.
7. Now, whip-finish your thread behind the leg material.
8. Trim the thread. Your fly should look something like this now.
9. Make one wrap of punch embroidery yarn.
10. Now, use your whip finisher to build a body by whip finishing the yarn into place.
11. Work the yarn progressively forward, but don't use too much tension or it will be hard to finish the fly. At this point, you'll want to fold the legs back.
12. Use your finish wraps to hold the legs down. You'll need at least two wraps in front of the legs.
13. When you reach the head you created in step one, release the whip finisher and pull the slack out of your yarn through the tail.
14. Trim the tail and legs, then add a drop or two of glue to the head and back.
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