|Wings||2 white goose biots|
|Tails||2 brown turkey biots|
|Body||peacock herl & fine wire|
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. The tail's position and length can be adjusted after the first two loose wraps. Both tails should spread out from each other.
Continue to wrap the tail's bases forward to where the body is expected to end. This furnishes an even base for the body.
Select the desired number of peacock herls and trim the bases evenly. 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.
Evenly rib with the fine wire and tie off with 5 tight turns.
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. The wing's position and length can be adjusted after the first two loose wraps. Both wings should spread out from each other. Secure with 5 tight thread wraps. Trim away the bases.
Select hackle for proper size and desired stiffness. Cut stem at junction with webby and stiff fibers. Strip away fibers exposing 2 to 3mm of stem. Tie in stem with 2 loose wraps to place, followed up with 3 to 5 tight thread wraps. Concave 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.
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.
The Prince Nymph is a general purpose fly which imitates a wide variety of aquatic foods. It's one of the favorites to be fished with the strike indicator presentation. I find it effective in streams with a good stonefly population.
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