Fly Tying Vid: Hula Princess Jig

Fly Tying Vid: Hula Princess Jig

I developed this nymph on and mostly for the Gibbon, but it’s a good choice anytime you’re looking for a changeup from a conventional Prince. Fish it either under a big bushy dry or in a bobber or Euro-nymphing rig.

Hook: Any standard-length jig nymph hook, #12-18. Here, #16.

Bead: Gold slotted tungsten to match hook. Here 3/32″.

Thread: 8/0 black.

Shuck: Short tuft of crinkled ginger synthetic yarn.

Rib: Small to medium gold Ultra Wire, here Brassie.

Abdomen: 2-4 strands of peacock herl, depending on hook size and herl quality. Here 3 strands are used.

Wing: Tuft of cream or white crinkled synthetic yarn, clipped Serendipity-style.

“Hackle:” Brown dubbing blend of your choice, tied loop-style and if necessary trimmed to length. Here brown acrylic and pheasant tail Ice Dub are used, but squirrel, hare’s ear, or other nymph dubbings would also work.

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