Prince Nymph, Prince
Doug Prince created a classic. It inmitates a host of different bugs based on size and color.
While most fish this fly in the classic variation, we like to tie it up in a variety of colors and sizes. UV Ice Dubbing is an excellent substitute for Peacock Herl that can create a host of options.
It can imitate Mayflies, Caddis and Stoneflies. One of the best searching patterns available, fish this as a lead fly when there's no hatch and you aren't sure what the fish are taking.
Hook: Tiemco 5262
Bead: Tungsten (sized to hook, slightly oversized)
Thread: UTC 70 Denier Black (up to 14) Veevus 14/0 (16-18)
Underbody: Lead Free Wire
Tail: Brown Goose Biots
Abdomen: Peacock Herl
Ribbing: UTC Wire Gold (or Gold Tinsel)
Hackle: Brown Rooster
Horns: White Goose Biots
LEAD WIRE SIZE CHART:
.025-hook sizes 6 through 10
.020-hook sizes 12 and 14
.015-hook sizes 14 and 16
.010-hook sizes 18 and smaller