Friday, November 9, 2012

The Lucent Prince Nymph

The Lucent Prince Nymph is another family member of the great Prince Nymph family.  By replacing the body material with MFC Micro Lucent Chenille, you can create many different colors to match the bugs you require.  MFC Lucent Chenille is a micro sized chenille perfect for tying caddis larva and even using it as a replacement for standard peacock herl.  The purple is a great looking color and makes a great looking purple Prince Nymph.  Give it a try and see what you think.

Hook:  MTC or TMC 1 XL hook #14-18
Thread:  MFC 8/0 or 6/0
Bead:  #14=7/64" #16 & #18=3/32"
Weight:  0.15 lead or lead free wire
Tails:  Brown goose biots, forked
Body:  MFC Micro Lucent Chenille, Color of choice
Thorax:  Ice Dub or similar
Hackle:  Brown Hen neck
Wings:  White goose biots, forked


  1. Thanks Juan, that's one to try next season.


  2. Hey Juan, thanks for the tip on what to do with the multitude of colored chenilles I picked up somewhere a long time ago and said, hey, this would be nice fly tying stuff.

    1. Yes, that is what I am here for. Just make sure the chenille is small enough for the flies.

  3. Nice! I use a Phycho Prince patter (Purple) quite a bit! Thanks for the tip!

    1. Yep, I'll post that one soon. I am on a Prince nymph variation kick right now. Thanks!

  4. Juan, great idea for a versatile material. Out of curiosity, have you had a chance to fish these hard? I'm wondering how that Lucent Chenille will hold up to fish repeated chewing on the fly...thanks!

  5. I have fished these enough to say that they are durable enough to keep tying them. There will always be a fish that tears one up, usually because of some teeth and some removing the hooks with hemos. I like your thinking though. You mentioned "repeated chewing" assuming you will be catching lots of fish! This pattern is more durable than the original peacock Prince. You could also add a bit of head cement to hold things together for a bit more durability.