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    Default Oliver Edwards hydropsyche larva

    Ok im gonna give it a try if i can post it.



    Put an shrimphook in your vise and wrap flat lead on it

    On the back of a partidge feather you find a small puffy feather,take this small feather.
    Cut a small piece from the tip so you get a V shaped form.

    Tie this in at the end of the hook,this it the tail

    Take some nymphskin,cut it like this.

    Tie this in at the end of the leadwrap,when tying in you pull the nymphskin.
    Tie this to the tail.

    Now tie in 3 ostrich herls at the underside of the hook.
    Make a whipfinnish,dont cut of your tyingthread.

    Now pull aside the ostich herls and tyingtread.
    Wrap the nymphskin around the hook like this.

    When u reach the hookeye make sure you stop on top with the nymphskin.

    Above on the hookeye you fasten the nymphskin with very thin tread(i use spiderweb here)

    When you got the nymphskin tighten a lil you can overwrap it with the tread and secure it,with spiderweb you can use alot of thread without getting to bulky.

    Whipfinnish the thread,now it should look like this 8) .

    Now back to the end of the hook.
    Try to wrap the thread into the wraps from the nympskin.
    The ostrich herls you pull this way into the nymphskin,you have to pull a lil harder to make the thread pull in deep.
    Do this all the way around.

    Tie like this around,stop when u have 3 segments over,wrap the first of the last 3 segments just with the thread.
    Cut of the ostrich herls.

    Now the legs,pull of some pheasantfibers so u keep the lil hooks at the end of the fibers.

    Pull one by one the pheasant fibers under the thread.

    Pull them to lenght,then pull harder on the thread and make a wrap to the next segment.
    By pulling harder on the thread the legs will come up straight.

    Tie in this way all the legs.
    Make a whipfinnish at the hookeye.

    Collor the head section black and the body the collor that match the collor of the insect in your own water.

    At last you secure the legs by putting on some headcement/varnish between the legs and the nympskin.

    Ready is your fly.

    It catches fish but i used to tie it more for practicing my tyingskills.

    Klaas

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    Nicely tied!

    What is Nymphskin exactly?

    I thought it a translucent plastic or latex film ( at least the stuff I have is), but the material in your images looks more like a fine foam.

    Left-handed then


    Cheers,

    .D.

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    Hey D

    Maybe it looks like foam because of the close-up pictures.
    Its some kind of elastic/rubber stuff.
    http://www.hareline.com/images/harelinejpegweb/NS.jpg
    http://www.virtual-nymph.com/public_...us/dept_8.html
    Ive used both of them and the one from virtual-nymph is a bit thicker but the other cheaper from hareline works just as good.
    Yep lefthanded so thanx to Lawrence Waldron for a lefthanded vise.
    Klaas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaas

    Maybe it looks like foam because of the close-up pictures.
    Its some kind of elastic/rubber stuff........
    Hi Klaas,

    Yup, same stuff I've got.

    The little highlights ( off a flashgun/ lamp?) look just like little foam cells!

    Thanks,

    .D.

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    Nicely done Klaas. Thanks for sharing

    Cheers,
    Hans W
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    Hans Weilenmann, The Netherlands
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    I shall have to give them a go.

    Great step by step

    Munro

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    Default flie

    Amazing,,really enjoyed that ,,

    Thanks edd7

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    Well done Klaas, bit of work in it, must try it myself.
    Bert

    Éist le fuaim na habhann agus gheobhfaidh tú breac.

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    Lovely fly and great sbs

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    Great fly, thanks for sharing

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