Tiny Black Tungsten Nymph
In the beginning of the season it can be an advantage to use a pretty heavy nymph to get down a bit in the water. Especially so if you're fishing a deep pool or a deep part of the stream. This nymph has a very small tungsten bead so it doesn't alter the slim profile of the nymph. The body is made of Light Olive Pearsall's Gossamer silk. It looks more yellowish in the picture but that comes from the light that has a warm tone. Coq de León fibres for the talil and building a slightly tapered body with the silk and ribbing with thin stripped peacock herl. A hint of hares ear dubbing and a tiny black tungsten bead. The body of this nymph is varnished for durability. This nymph will sink fairly quick and get down to the trout or grayling in the beginning of the season before they get more active in their feeding habits.
When the hatch starts a lighter nymph, emerger or even a dun probably will be preferred. I believe that this, a little heavier, nymph will do good in the beginning of the season. Well that just about covers it so until next post ...