The Skip Nymph (Skip Morris) is designed to show a contrasting bodied nymph of dark over light, much like the real nymph. I hadn’t tied this in a few years, so the initial efforts (3-6) usually are a fine tuning effort. The pictures show the over dubbing, misaligned ribbing as well as a better effort with peacock for the abdomen.
Would the above fly fish ok? Sure it would. A size 14 fly, even with tier’s imperfections, would fish just fine. But, I do possess a little bit of interest in some uniformity and appearance.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”