Video: How to Tie the SBR Light Cahill Nymph

In this week’s excellent video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he walks you through the steps to tie a Light Cahill nymph pattern that imitates the naturals in his local river, the South Branch of the Raritan. You’ll love the technique for keeping the three tails splayed. As always, watch these videos in 4K for maximum effect.

          SBR Light Cahill Nymph
          Hook: 2X-long nymph hook (here a Fulling Mill #35085), sizes 12-16.
          Bead: Brown-olive Cyclops bead, 7/64-inch.
          Weight: Lead-free round wire, .020.
          Adhesive #1: Fly Tyer’s Z-Ment.
          Thread: Brown-olive, 8/0 or 70-denier.
          Tail: 3 Amber microfibbets.
          Tail splay: Tying thread.
          Adhesive #2: UV-cure resin.
          Rib: Copper-brown wire, small.
          Abdomen: Natural Australian possum dubbing and
                    Dave Whitlock SLF Squirrel Belly dubbing, mixed.
          Wingcase: Natural pheasant tail fibers.
          Thorax: Natural Australian possum dubbing and
                    Dave Whitlock SLF Squirrel Belly dubbing, mixed.
          Legs: Wood duck flank feather.
          Coating: UV-cure resin.
          Tools: Post-It pad, bodkin.

 

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