Wiggle Nymph

Origin

This fly was a favorite of long time and deceased Ozark Fly Fishing member Doug Christian. Doug was a very innovative tier and developed some excellent patterns.


Materials

Hook:
2X long heavy wire #10
Head:
1/8-inch brass bead.  Alternately use a 3 mm plastic bead and weight it lightly.
Thread:
Black Danville 6/0
Tag:
Short piece of medium red round rubber
Tail:
Fine black or avocado rubber legs divided
Body:
Peacock crystal chenille over narrow strip of olive dyed furry foam under body.
Hackle:
2 wraps of black hen hackle
Wings:
White goose biots
Legs:
Fine rubber legs (black or avacado)tied Madame-X style in over biots tie in area
Collar:
Thinly dubbed black dubbing separating the rubber legs


Tying Instructions

Comment:

Doug did not provide tying instructions for this fly, but he did make the following comment:

"This is my variation of a nymph presented in an article by Chad Mason in Fly Tyer magazine, Winter 99 issue.  The original was tied with peacock herl and an orange round rubber tag.  This variation is tied in the Christmas tree colors and has proven to be an execllent panfish fly, although originally designed for trout.  The recipe is listed in tying order."