Monday, February 21, 2011

The Buggy Arizona Prince

I had a couple of requests to tie up a recent pattern that I posted a week or so ago.  The Buggy Arizona Prince is my variation of the Arizona Prince tied by Jeremy Davies.  I added a collar of brown dyed starling  for the soft hackle so it would add to the overall bugginess of the pattern.  I then use a super secret dubbing comb to tease out more fibers to make it shaggy.  This pattern style is a more durable variation of the original with also having a bigger gap due to the scud hook.  Although, I don't ever think this variation will ever replace the original, natural pattern, it will be close due to the ease and durability.  Give these a try next time you need a buggy, heavy pattern.


Tying the Buggy Arizona Prince Nymph from Juan Ramirez on Vimeo.
The Arizona Prince comes from Jeremy Davies and this is a variation of that pattern.  I have added a bit of soft hackle to make it a buggier pattern.  This is a lot easier and faster to tie than the original Prince.  Give them a try.

4 comments:

  1. I, dig the bug and the velcro is a great idea!

    Thanks for posting.

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  2. Love it,& the colors available with the Arizona Dubbing leave a wide color choice for you to tye.

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  3. Good looking fly. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks for posting. John Romer has created some amazing materials for fly's and that is one of them.

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