Here's another great fly for you to tie - the Teeny Nymph - detailed in easy-to-follow steps making sure that you can create one.
This fly is a superb trout-catcher, especially on stillwaters.
Hook: Size 8-10 2X
Tail: Dyed green cock pheasant tail fibres, plus strands of dark blue Krystal Flash
Body: Dyed green cock pheasant tail fibres
Wing and throat hackles: Dyed green cock pheasant tail fibres
1 Fix hook securely in vice and run thread on at the eye. Wind thread down to the bend, then catch in a bunch of green pheasant tail fibres.
2 Fix the tail in place with tight thread turns. Return the thread to the tail base and catch in two long stands of dark blue Krystal Flash.
3 Fold the two strands of Krystal Flash so that all four ends project over tail. This method ensures the Krystal Flash strands can’t fall out.
4 Trim the ends of Krystal Flash so that they project just past tail. Catch in another bunch of green pheasant tail fibres at the tail base.
5 Wind thread towards eye, stopping halfway along shank. Wind the pheasant tail fibres in close turns. Secure the tips with tying thread.
6 With the tips of pheasant tail fibres secured, fold them back under hook to form a hackle. Fix them in place with further thread turns.
7 Apply another bunch of green pheasant tail fibres and begin to wind them up to the eye. Ensure fibres lay flat, rather than being twisted.
8 Once pheasant tail fibres have reached the eye, secure the tips then fold them back to create a second hackle, slightly longer than the first.
9 Take another bunch of PT fibres, catching it in as a wing. Finally, create a small head with thread, then cast off with a whip finish.