Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tying the Grundsow Nymph (Video)

The Grundsow Nymph


The Grundsow Nymph originated while tying Chuck Caddis patterns. I was saving the under-fur, and the naturally translucent properties of it intrigued me. So I tied up a small pattern to try as a dropper fly on the Nisqually river.  The fish killed it.  And likewise everywhere else I fished it. Many times, this simple pattern has saved my day on the water both fished as a dropper, and bounced along the bottom on its own. This pattern is also an absolute must-have as a dropper fly on stillwater behind your favorite popper.

 Recipe

Hook: Standard Nymph Hook #10 2X Long
Thread:  6/0 Black Uni-Thread
Tail:  Black Marabou Tips
Body:  Groundhog Under-fur
Bead:  Black or Gold Tungsten