Again a nymph that is easy to tie: a Hends Quill Nymph.
What I like at this nymphs is the shades of the body color and the translucency. Another god aspect: is very resistant fly and it sinks very well. So for those who want to fish using dry rods with long leaders (aprox 4-5m) and one nymph, this is a nymph that works well.
Maruto Fly hook D82 BL #18-14 (I prefer #18 and #16)
Thead: UTC 70 Denier thread orange and cream
Tail: any cock hackle fibers (I prefer Coq de Leon in different colors)
Body: Hends Body Quill in different colors
Torax: Troutline SLF fibers in different colors mixed
And the step by step:
I start tying the fly with orange thread because I want to make a hot spot in the tail area:
Fixing the Coq de Leon barbs to make the tails
Preparing the Hends Body Quill: as you can see, the mylar band that is very fine is reinforced with 2 very thing fibers. I take them out , otherwise I will have a bulky body.
Then I fix the Hends quill in the tail area.
Over the orange body I apply a layer of light cream UTC thread to change the under body color:
As you can see , the color of the body is very nice. Depending of the type of the river I can leave the color like it is or I can apply a few turns of darker Hends Quill.
Bellow is a a body that is darker near the bead and light cream to orange near the tail.
This type of fly is a stimulator so I make 2-3 turns of Troutline SLF fibers in different colors mixed:
The fly is ready:
You can play using different Body Quill colors:
Tying time is around 3-5min /fly, is efficient if is well used, is sexy and nice to tie
So guys, happy tying!