Prince Nymph – Prepare for Battle

prince nymph 2From Guest Blogger: John D. Lemont, Esq.

What a fantastic fly is the Prince Nymph.  Streamline but buggy.  Sharp and angry yet beauty shines through in its simplicity.  Generally considered an attractor but clearly displaying traits in line with a stone. Size 16 and 18 have produced for me over the years.  They are particularly effective in the early season on brookies in the northeast and rainbows in the west, although a brown or two has occasionally fell victim.   Use a tungsten bead and some fine lead wire to get down to the deeper feeding zones.   The red throat is a key element of the design which is emphasized in European styles.  Jungle cock soft hackle can make a statement. Tie up a few dozen and get ready to battle.