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.
..that’s what they are made for!
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