The Jinx

The Jinx

Hook: Size 14 Gamakatsu C12U/B

Bead: 2.5mm Gold or Black

Weight: Round Lead

Legs/Tail: Tentacles Size 1

Abdomen: Pheasant Tail Fibres

Wingcase: Crystal Flash – UV Clear Fly Finish

Thorax: Brown CDC Dubbing


Fishing Technique:

Fished in small to medium sized trout streams as a single fly or control fly, dead drift.

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Bead Chain Dragon

Bead Chain Dragon


Hook: Size 6-10 Streamer

Eyes: Medium Black Bead Chain

Weight: In thorax, round lead

Abdomen: Olive Rabbit Strip

Under body/belly: Olive/brown Dubbing

Legs: Mottled Sillilegs

Wingcase: Olive Ruffia

Weed/wrap Guard: 12-16lb Mono


Fishing Method:

Fish upstream with a dead drift in likely holding water, or to sighted smallmouth -and largemouth yellowfish in rivers.

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PTN Flashback Nymph Variant

PTN Flashback Nymph Variant

Hook: #14-16 Nymph Hook

Thread: 8/0 or 70 brown

Tail: 5-6 strands of pheasant tail fibres

Ribbing: Thin copper wire

Body/abdomen: Wrapped pheasant tail fibres

Wingcase: Pearl flash

Weight: Optional

Thorax: Grey squirrel dubbing

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Hotspot Caddis Larva

Hotspot Caddis Larva

Hook: #10-12 caddis hook HW

Thread: 6/0 or 140 black

Weight: 0.2mm round lead wire

Ribbing: Copper Wire

Back: Scud back Olive

Body: Nymph dubbing light olive

Hotspot: dubbing orange

Thorax: dubbing dark brown

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Glass Bead Damselfly Nymph

Glass Bead-Eye Damsel Nymph

Tied by Fred Steynberg

Thread: Olive 8/0 or 7/0

Hook: #10 – 12 streamer

Eyes: Olive or brown beads on 30lb mono-filament stork

Under tail: Olive deer hair (prevents the tail wrapping)

Tail: Mixed dark and light olive marabou

Body and Thorax: Olive marabou

Wing/legs: Midge flash pearl

Wing case: Fly foam – dry fly

For use in: Still waters for mostly trout or slow moving pools in rivers.
Fished with a floating or intermediate line using a slow hand twist, figure of 8 retrieve.

Glass Bead Damselfly Nymph2022-10-21T07:40:01+00:00

Easy River Dragon

Easy River Dragon

Tied by Fred Steynberg


Hook: # 10 – 8 streamer or terrestrial hook

Thread: # 140 or 6/0 olive

Eyes: Olive beads on 30lb monofilament

Weight: 0.15 round lead

Abdomen: Rayon chenille olive

Legs: Tentacles small – brown

Thorax: Olive squirrel or hare’s

Wing case: Olive Swiss straw


Imitating: Larval stage of an Aeshnidae dragonfly (swimmer)

How to fish: Dead drift below an indicator in stronger currents or fished on a long leader in deep slow pools using the ‘wiggle lift’.

Easy River Dragon2022-10-21T07:40:01+00:00

Olive Full-Back Nymph

Olive Full-Back Nymph

Hook: 16-14 Nymph

Thread: 8/0 or 70 Dark olive

Ribbing: Medium copper wire

Back: Olive or light olive scudback

Dubbing: Olive squirrel

Weight: 0.15″ Lead wire

Tail: 6-8 Pheasant tail fibres

Wingcase: Black marker

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Bead Head GRHE Flashback Nymph

Bead Head GRHE Flashback Nymph

Imitates:  This is a generic mayfly nymph or stonefly nymph imitation.

Thread:  #70-140 or 8/0 to 6/0 black

Hook:  Nymph Hook # 16 – 12

Bead:  2 – 3 mm Brass bead

Weight:  0.15 mm Lead wire

Tail:  4 – 6 Natural pheasant tail fibres

Ribbing:   Thin to medium copper wire

Body and thorax:  Hare’s ear dubbing or grey squirrel dubbing

Wingcase:  Pearl flashabou

 Fishing method:  Fish on a dead drift in rivers or still waters.  It can also be stripped slowly.


Bead Head GRHE Flashback Nymph2022-10-21T07:40:07+00:00
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