Prince

Created by Doug Prince

Uses

This general purpose nymph suggests a lot of things that trout eat, from stonefly nymphs to caddis larvae. Shoot, I've used it as a sockeye fry imitation in Alaska!

Variations

A bead head is optional, but is usually a good idea. The traditional tie uses brown hackle, but CDC can be an effective substitute.

How to Fish

In rivers, dead drift the fly near the bottom with the trout indicator or tight line presentations. In lakes, use an intermeditate line and a count-down-and-retrieve or slow retrieve presentations. When lake fishing, experiment with different retrieves until you find one that works well: slow and steady, slow pulls with a pause between pulls, short pulls of moderate speed.

A vertical retrieve or lift-and-settle presentation can work, too.

HOOK: TMC 3761, sizes 8-16

THREAD: Black

TAIL: Brown turkey biots

RIB: Gold flat tinsel

BODY: Peacock

LEGS: Brown hackle or CDC

WING: White turkey biots