P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers


Isonychia Nymph

Tyer: Dave Tipple

Type: Nymph

Hook: #16 4XL Dai-Riki 700

Weight: .025 wire

Tail: 3 or 4 Pheasant tail fibers

Abdomen: Brown SuperFine dubbing

Rib: Brown ostrich herl

Thorax: Mahogany SuperFine dubbing

Hackle: Partridge


Add six turns of wire to hook in throax area

Tie on tail feathers

Tie on ostrich herl over tail tie on point

Add brown dubbing to thread and wrap forward to center of hook for the abdomen

Spiral wrap herl to center of hook, tie off, clip excess

Tie in wing case

Add mahogany dubbing to thread. Wrap forward to one hook-eye width behind the hook eye

ATie hackle on behind eye of hook; wrap 3 or 4 turns around hook. Tie off and cut off thread.