Video: How to Tie the SR2 Nymph

In this week’s great fly-tying how-to video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions teaches you how to tie a slender, buggy nymph with a segmented body made of Stretch Round Rib. This brown version makes for an excellent stonefly nymph, but Tim notes that you can tie this pattern in a variety of colors to match a range of natural larvae. Best of all, it’s pretty darn easy to tie.

          SR2 Nymph
          Hook: 3X-heavy grub hook (here, a Fulling Mill FM5115), sizes 12-18.
          Bead: Black tungsten bead, 3/32″.
          Thread: Black, 8/0 or 70-denier.
          Tails: Chocolate-brown pheasant tail fibers.
          Body: Brown Stretch Round Rib, size small.
          Wingcase: Pearl saltwater Flashabou, 1/8″.
          Thorax/Legs: Dark brown Australian possum dubbing.
          Adhesive:  Head cement (here, Sally Hansen Hard-As-Nails).
          Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers, dubbing brush, whip-finish tool.
          Note:  You can tie these in any colors.

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