Olive nymph tying instructions

Tying thread: 6/0, olive
Hook: Nymph hook, curved, #10 - 16
Head: Glass bead - Amber
Underbody: Lead wire 0,25
Tail: Fibres of a hunting pheasant tail feather
Rib: Flat tinsel - light green
Body part 1 & 3: greenish/black natural hair dubbing
Body part 2: Mix of natural hair and feather fibre, greenish
1. Raise the bead and lay a basic winding over the entire hook shank. Spread a few drops of glue on the hook leg and quickly wrap the lead wire up to the bead to the height of the hook tip. 2. Tie in some fibres of a hunting pheasant tail feather as tail. Tie the fibres down to the lead winding and let the overhang stand. Double the green flat tinsel and tie it in so that a loop is created. Secure the lead wire additionally with cross windings. 3. Apply some greenish/black natural hair dubbing.
4. Dub body part 1 up to the lead winding. Bring the binding thread in front of the feather fibres. Wind on the dubbing for body part 2. 5. Dub body part 2 until shortly before the bead. Fold the featherfibers forward and secure them with 2 loose turns, but do not cut them off. 6. Pick up flat tinsel with a clamp, twist and rip the body tight. Set flat tinsel and cut off. Fold the featherfibers back again and secure them with tight windings. Add a drop of varnish.
7. Apply some greenish/black natural hair dubbing. 8. Dub the body part 3. Make a final knot and cut the thread. After approx. 5mm cut off the fibres that look back. Varnish the final knot and the fibres.  Have fun tying and fishing. Michael
Copyright by Michael Salzer.