Bead Head Prince Nymph
|2 goose biots
|2 goose biots
|peacock herl & bead
Place the bead on the hook. Wrap thread onto the hook shank etc. Tie in the two biots by spreading them out into an X pattern. First make two loose wraps at the intersection of the X, then follow up with 3 to 5 tight wraps.
Tie in herl at the front part of the body and wrap herl evenly to the base of the tail. Advance the thread forward to the front end of the body. Evenly wrap herl forward form the tail base to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Since peacock herl is somewhat fragile, it is a good idea to rib it with either thread or a fine wire. Simply wind thread back to the tail and forward to the body front in wide even spaces or rib with tight wire winds.
Tie in 2 white goose biots with 2 loose wraps. Position wings so they make an X pattern. This flares each wing away from each other. Secure with 5 tight wraps.
Tie in hackle stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Convex side of hackle is opposite of body. Wind hackle evenly forward to 1mm behind hook eye. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Cut off to break away excess hackle.
Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and hackle stems.
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