The latest brilliant fly-tying video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions features a flashy, buggy, heavy nymph that will get to the bottom fast and attract interest from hungry trout. The Navy Diver rides hook-point-up, so it will snag less on the bottom, and the rubber legs used for tails will offer plenty of action in the water. The body of the fly is tied with Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Thread, which poses some challenges but looks fantastic.
As usual, Tim walks you through the tying process, offering excellent advice for how to make each step easier and more effective. This looks like a really great pattern for winter into spring, so you may want to twist up a few of these right now.
Hook: Lightning Strike JF2 or Orvis Tactical Jig Hook, sizes 12-18.
Bead 1: Gold slotted tungsten bead, 7/64.
Body: Blue Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Thread.
Rib: Gold Ultra Wire, small.
Tails: Black Mini Centipede Legs.
Adhesive: UV-cure resin.
Tools : Plunger-style hackle pliers, dubbing needle, bodkin.
Note: Tie this pattern in a variety of color combinations.
Note #2: You can buy the Lightning Strike JF2 from
Dally’s Ozark Angler (870-435-6155).