Monday, April 30, 2018

Tying The Squirrels Nest Drake Nymph

Squirrels Nest Drakes


The Squirrels Nest Drake nymph is a variation of the original Caddis pattern the "Squirrels Nest".  Looking for a suitable pattern for Slate Drake nymphs (Isonychia)  I needed an elongated pattern with prominent ribbing and thorax while remaining impressionistic.  Sticking with turkey biots for both tail and wingcase added more movement than goose and body glass for ribbing completed the transition, morphing it from Caddis to Mayfly. The past couple years it has been a solid pattern for me. 




Tying the SND Nymph