Friday, October 31, 2014

Tying the C2C Nymph

C2C Nymph

This pattern has been in my box for nearly 20 years. It was inspired by the Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear, yet holds its own as significantly different on the water.  Less “spikey” than its predecessor by using rabbit instead of Hares Ear and tied much more slim on a bent shank hook. This nymph has been the difference more times than I can count when avoiding fishless days on both coasts, hence the name C2C or “Coast-to-Coast” Nymph.

C2C Nymph Recipe

Hook: Scud #12-18
Thread:  Tan Uni-thread 6/0
Bead:  Gold bead
Tail:  Natural Pheasant Tail
Abdomen: Ginger Rabbit Dubbing
Rib: Fine Gold Wire
Thorax: Ginger Rabbit Dubbing
Wingcase: Wild Turkey tail fibers

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