Hook: 1x long nymph hook Size #14 & 16.
Thread: 6/0 Tan.
Bead: Copper Tungsten Bead Sized to match hook.
Weight: (Optional) 8 to 10 wraps of .025 Lead.
Tail: Olive-ish, Brown or Red-ish Krap Dubbing.
Rib: Small Copper, Gold, or Red Wire.
Body: Olive-ish, Brown or Red-ish Krap Dubbing.
Thorax: Olive-ish, Brown, Red-ish or Black-ish Krap Dubbing.
Wing Case: (Optional) Black or clear Bug or Nymph Skin; Coated with UV Resin.
Hot Spot: (Optional) Wraps of Red, Orange, or Chartreuse Thread
This nymph is gnarly, buggy, and an easy tie. I don’t usually post flies of the month with a very specific material. This dubbing material is made by Fly Tyers Dungeon. It’s a conglomeration of every wet fly dubbing you can think of. There’s rabbit hair, ice dub material, and a lot of squiggly little bug legs in the mix. I’ve had great luck with this fly. You don’t have to purchase it from FTD (although their prices are super reasonable, they are great to deal with, and are super fast with your order). If you don’t order the material from them, as a tyer, what you should do, is experiment with, and field test, different dubbings that you mix up yourself. I tie this nymph in Olive, Brown, and with a Red tint. All these colors work.
To tie this fly begin by placing your bead on the hook. Next, take 8-10 wraps of lead around the hook shank. Push the wraps tight against the bead. Trim off the butt ends of the lead wire. Start your thread immediately behind the lead wraps to lock them in place. Then, cover the lead and wrap your thread down to the hook bend. Try to shape your thread wraps to create a tapered underbody. Now tie in your Wire Ribbing. I usually tie mine onto the far side of the hook. I find it helps prevent the first wrap of ribbing fowling the tail of the fly. Next, form a thin dubbing noodle with your dubbing. Dub the first 2/3rds of the fly. Now wrap your ribbing forward to create a segmented body. Tie it off with your thread and ‘helicopter’ the wire butt end off the hook shank. Next, dub your thorax. End and whip fishing your thread behind the bead. If you like, you can create a ‘hot spot’ with wraps of Red, Orange, or Chartreuse thread.
A video by FTD on how to tie the Krap Nymph, is shown below:
The website for Fly Tyers Dungeon is https://www.flytyersdungeon.com/index.htm
If you have any questions about this fly or would like to submit a Fly of The Month I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .