Josh Garris’ Yellowstone Nymph is a simple, buggy fly similar in most respects to a Walt’s Worm or Sexy Walt (no relation, just ask my wife) that works well in fast, bouldery water in Yellowstone Park as a caddis pupa as well as sowbug or caddis on the Land of Giants stretch of the Missouri River.
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Hook: Standard scud, #12-18.
Bead: Black brass or tungsten to match hook size.
Thread: 6/0 rusty brown. Use 8/0 on #16-18.
Tail #1: Tag end of tying thread.
Tail #2 and Rib: Pearl Krystal Flash (#12-14) or Midge Flash (#16-18).
Body: Spirit River (now Hareline) Buggy Nymph Blend in Hare’s Ear, or similar tan/brown/gray coarse dubbing.
Head: Tying thread and head cement.