How to Tie the Steely Dan Nymph

How to Tie the Steely Dan Nymph

In this fly tying tutorial, our shop manager Kramer Bookman teaches you to tie the Steely Dan nymph. It highlights a couple of synthetic substitutes for CDL and peacock quill that are interesting. As he states in the video, you can use the pattern as a general framework for plenty of other material substitutions based on alterations you might like to suit your rivers and your preferences. Give it a whip and let us know how it goes!

Recipe: you can find all of the materials listed below on our website in the Steely Dan category at this link

Hook: Dohiku 302 sizes 14-20

Bead: Tactical Fly Fisher Inverting or Slotted Tungsten Beads

Tails: Hareline Barred Mayfly Tails

Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed in pale gray. Kramer uses 8/0 for larger sizes and 12/0 for smaller sizes

Quill Body: Semperfli Perfect Quill

Dubbing: Hareline Dubbin in Adam's Gray

Resin: UV Craft Clear

Tools used:

Renzetti Traveler Vise 2200

Griffin Supreme Ceramic Bobbin

Dr. Slick Whip Finisher

Dr. Slick All Purpose Scissors

Loctite Brush On Superglue

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