Bear's Hex Nymph
By Jeff "Bear" Andrews
Photos by Jim Birkholm
2. Tie in pheasant fluff (or emu) for tail, wrap forward and back.
3. Tie in 3/16" wide pre-treated pheasant tail strip, tie in curve up at rear.
4. Tie in aftershaft feather from pheasant by tip. The aftershaft is the skinny fluffy one.
5. Tie in dubbing.
6. Dub body.
7. Pull aftershaft forward over dubbing and tie down.
8. Pull same aftershaft back, tie down.
9. Over the top of the aftershaft, pull pheasant strip forward and tie down.
10. Use a couple of thread turns to form segments.
11. Fold pheasant strip back, do not tie down yet.
12. Tie in any hen saddle hackle (grizzly dyed yellow Ewing here) tie in by TIP.
13. Palmer hen hackle through thorax.
14. Tie in eyes, secure by cris-cross and figure eight wraps.
15. Prepare a little more dubbing.
16. Add the prepared dubbing behind eyes to form head.
17. Fold forward remaining pre-treated pheasant tail strip over head, tie off.
18. Tie in wire and rib to form segments.
19. Whip Finish.
For more information on fishing the Hex, check out The Great Hex Hatch.
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