The Mercury PT Nymph has been in my box for a while now. I tied some a few years ago and left them in there until one day I was looking for something a little different. I didn't want to use the traditional gold bead head version so I picked one of these. Ever since that day, I have made sure that I always give them a thought when I need a pattern with a a little flash, yet still represents the profile of the real insects. The Mercury PT Nymph has been getting a lot of use recently on my classes and guide trips as it works great and is easy to tie and replace. I had a client go through 8 of these recently and being easy to replace, I kept tying them on. Make sure to give them a try. I like to have them tied in size #18-22 in both natural and in red.
Hook: TMC 101 or Orvis Big Eye Hooks, #18-22
Bead: X-Small Diamond Glass Bead
Thread: Brown 8/0
Rib: UTC Small Wire, copper or Copper Brown
Body: Natural Pheasant Tail
Wing Case: Pearl Tinsel. I like to use Lagartun Mini-Flat Braid