Friday, February 20, 2015

Tying the Phil Nymph

The Phil Nymph



The "Phil" nymph has been with me for about 3 seasons now and remains one of my top producing nymphs. Named after "Punxsutawney Phil" Pennsylvania's seasonal forecasting Groundhog, due to the single material in which it is tied.


Phil Recipe


Hook:  #16-18 Orvis Beadhead
Thread:  Brown Uni-Thread
Bead:  Gold Tungsten
Weight: 4-5 wraps .015 wire
Tail:  Groundhog Guard Hairs
Abdomen:  Groundhog Under-fur 
Wingcase:  Groundhog Guard Hairs