Vinnie's Isonychia Nymph Pattern & Tying Instructions

Fly Tying Recipe: Vinnie's Isonychia Nymph
Hook:
2X-long, heavy-wire nymph hook (here a TMC #5262), sizes 10-14.
Thread:
Black, 6/0 or 140 denier.
Tail:
Peacock herl, 3 swords.
Rib:
Copper wire, small.
Back stripe (optional):
Stripped quill of wood-duck flank feather.
Dubbing:
Blended rabbit fur—2 parts claret, 1 part brown, 1 part black.
Wing case:
Dark turkey-tail segment.
Thorax:
Blended rabbit fur, as above.
Legs:
Olive brown hen-back feather.
Head:
Black tying thread.
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