Instructions: Hogan's S&M Nymph

Tying Instructions: Hogan's S&M Nymph

1. Slide a small copper bead onto the hook to the eye. Attach the thread behind the bead and lay a foundation to the bend of the hook.
Step One
2. Select 3 Ringneck Pheasant Tail fibers. Attach the fibers to the top of the hook shank with the length of the tail equal to the shank length.
Step Two
3. Splay the tail fibers by lifting the fibers up with your left thumb and applying thread tension at the base of the fibers.
Step Three
4. Next, attach a colored Ultra Wire for ribbing along the side of the shank. Start the wire from within the bead cavity and secure down to the base of the tail.

Step Four
5. Wrap the ribbing forward with about 4 evenly spaced wraps to the mid shank. Step Five
6. Secure a goose biot just behind the bead. The biot should have the concave side facing upwards. Clip some of the biot tip off first since the biot will need to be broad as a wingcase. Secure the biot with thread wraps to the midpoint of the shank.
Step Six
7. Dub a thorax using Antron Sparkle dubbing. The thorax should be about twice the diameter as the abdomen. Wrap the dubbing up to the bead. Step Seven
8. Attach a couple strands of Krystalflash just behind the bead with figure eight wraps so that the strands will secure along the sides of the shank. Trim the strands so that they do not exceed the rear of the abdomen.
Step Eight
9. Bring the biot over the thorax and secure with some thread wraps. Whip Finish. Trim off the tag end of the biot over the bead.
Step Nine

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