Instructions: Hogans Little Amigo Nymph

Tying Instructions: Hogan's Little Amigo Nymph

1. Slide a copper bead onto the hook. I am using a 5/64th bead on a size 18 TMC 3769. Attach the thread behind the bead.
Step One
2. Select a section of Pheasant Tail fibers, about 4-5 barbs. Position the Pheasant Tail to the top of the hook shank and secure with 2 wraps. Adjust the tailing fibers so that they extend no more than 3/4 of the hook shank.
Step Two
3. Next, secure an extra-small wire ribbing to the side of the hook shank and wrap both the wire ribbing and the Pheasant Tail to the bend of the hook. Maintain the Pheasant Tail to the top of the shank. Apply one thread wrap behind the ribbing, so that it doesn't interfere with the tailing material.
Step Three
4. Select a Turkey Biot and attach the biot at the tail tie-in position to the top of the hook shank with the notch of the biot facing the bead. Wrap the tag end of the biot up to the bead and trim off the tag.
Step Four
5. Wrap the biot forward with distinct ribbing showing. You should get about 4-5 spirol wraps before securing the biot behind the bead and trimming off the tag end.
Step Five
6. Wrap the wire ribbing forward between the spirol wraps. This wire ribbing will significantly protect the biot from breaking once the fly is being used.
Step Six
7. Attach a small Pearlescent Tinsel behind the bead at the top of the hook shank. The tag end will drape over the tail. Next, secure a Goose Biot with the flat side up behind the bead and directly above the tinsel.
Step Seven
8. Apply some Antron dubbing to the thread, locking the first fibers to the shank behind the bead with the first thread wrap.
Step Eight
9. With the dubbing fibers locked to the shank, twist the dubbing around the thread for a tighter rope and wrap a thorax that is a little smaller in diameter than the bead.
Step Nine
10. Attach a strand of midge flash behind the bead for legs.
Step Ten
11. Additional legs will be Mallard Flank, attach a small section of flank to the side of the thorax and adjust the length so that the fibers just extend beyond the thorax.
Step Eleven
12. So the same for the other side.
Step Twelve
13. Bring the Goose Biot over the thorax between the two flank wings and secure with a couple of tight wraps.
Step Thirteen
14. Bring the flash over the biot and secure. The flash will lay within the trough of the biot since the cup of the biot is now facing upwards. Apply a couple of wraps in front of the biot along the base of the bead. This will really lock in the material.
Step Fourteen
15. Trim off the tag ends of the flash and biot and secure with a whip finish behind the bead.
Step Fifteen
16. Apply a drop of thick UV fly finish to the wing case.
Step Sixteen
17. You will need a UV lamp to harden the epoxy.
Step Seventeen
18. The finished Hogan Little Amigo Nymph.
Step Eightteen

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