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    Default THE ORANGE NYMPH - Fly of the week - July 12, 2010

    THE ORANGE NYMPH

    This is a very good-looking attractor nymph pattern originated by Joe Cornwall. The first time I saw this fly, I thought it was a beautiful pattern!*I really like the black tips on the Golden Pheasant Tippet fibers.*They look like the hairy footpads some swimming insects use for propulsion. They can also resemble the black edges found on certain small fish.

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    Interesting fly! I like colors.....and it always amazes me how colors and their effectiveness can change water-to-water.
    See you on the Water!

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    Interesting pattern and looks easy enough to tie
    Remember we all live down stream

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    Nice Fly. I have tied similiar patterns using punch yarn.

    Tim

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    This weeks "Fly of the Week" submitted by David Merical (FishnDave) is a great nymph pattern to use in everyday fly fishing. I really like the way that the Golden Pheasant Tippets are used for the tail and wing-case/legs. I also like how the legs are spread out along the sides of the nymphs thorax, somewhat DeFeo Style in appearance with the side mounting.

    I also appreciate, the display of other material variations in the final photo of the article. This give the fly tier options to use whatever materials they have on hand to create their own nymph pattern off of the instructions for the Orange Nymph.

    This is David Merical (FishnDave) first "Fly of the Week" contribution, and it is a doozy! Welcome to the Club - Dave! ~Parnelli

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    Thanks fellas! All credit for the pattern go to Joe Cornwall. Many of us may be familiar with Joe from the Fly Fish Ohio website, or from Joe's book on fly-fishing warmwater streams.
    The variations are nearly endless, and fun to come up with. One variation I haven't fished, but like for its aethetics, is one with a red body, and white Lady Amherst tippets for the tail and legs. Maybe substitute some blue for the thorax, and you'd have a very nice patriotic fly?

    David Merical
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