Bloody Mary Nymph (dropper pattern)

Bloody Mary Nymph ~ G. Muncy

Bloody Mary Nymph ~ G. Muncy

Originally tied by Darryl Smoot of Yakima.

(These tying instructions courtesy of: http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=10668
“~Add bead
~Tie in Biot tails
~Tie in one strand of peacock herl
~Tie in Red Floss and build body
~Tie off and whip finish/half hitch
~Coat body with thick-ish tying cement (I have not done this and it might be good idea or wrap with thin copper wire)
~Wrap Peacock over wet cement to set and lock in place
~Using the rest of that strand or by tying in another, build thorax of peacock herl
~Tie off and let dry
~Tie in collar hackle (Cheap India Hen back or whatever)  (I used Starling hackle here)
~Wrap hackle (I tend to over hackle,… probably just need a couple wraps)
~Tie off and whip finish
~Go fish. I dead drift mine like a regular nymph most often, but it works well swung in the wet fly manner too. Enjoy.”

Use this pattern like you would a Pheasant Tail Nymph, Copper John, Lightning Bug, Hare’s Ear, Zug Bug……….I have had more success using this as a dropper rather than alone. This makes me think it is more presentation than anything.

3 Responses to “Bloody Mary Nymph (dropper pattern)”

  1. 1 Tim
    March 30, 2010 at 19:35

    Sorry, Daryl. Didn’t read that you were from Yakima. Do you like to bounce these right off the bottom?


  2. 2 Tim
    March 30, 2010 at 19:25

    have always tied these with wire and not a big glue fan but will try it. Fly guide recently said that the brighter reds are a good option as opposed to deep reds as a body. these do well on the Spokane and Yakima rivers in WA state.
    Have any tricks for tying the biot in easily and correctly


    • 3 SwittersB
      March 30, 2010 at 19:55




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