EZ Nymph

A simple nymph pattern that can be tied with just three materials, the hook, thread, and pheasant tail feather fibers. The pattern is a variation of the Teeny Nymph, the primary difference being the fibers imitating the legs being on top of the shank instead of below it. There is also a bead head version available for when getting down deep fast is important.

  • Nymph
  • Mayfly
  • Simple
  • Trout
  • Source: Al Campbell
  • Submitted By: Fly Tying Guide


Place the hook in the vise and secure the thread behind the eye, position the thread leaving enough room to form a head.
Snip around 12 pheasant tail fibers, they should be about three hook shanks in length. Secure the butt ends behind the eye and tie them in along the hook shank forming an underbody until you get to the start of the hook bend. Firmly secure the fibers at the start of the bend and then return the thread the starting point of the tail fibers.
Wrap the pheasant tail fibers along the shank to form the body, adjust your wraps so that there is just enough material left to extend slightly past the start of the hook bend once folded back. Secure the fibers behind the eye of the hook making sure to leave leave room to form a head.
Fold back the fibers towards the hook bend and pinch them along the hook shank so they radiate around the shank instead of just on top of it. Secure the fibers in place.
Form a small head with thread, whip finish and apply head cement.
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