The Prince Nymph is one of my all time favorites. I love the traditional bead head pattern, but over the years, there have been may variations of the standard Prince. It's not that the fish have seen it too many times, it's just as fly tiers, we can't leave shit alone! Today's post is going to be one that I tie. I call it the Sparkle Braid Prince. I use the UTC Sparkle Braid to create the body and I can change it to different colors as needed. Some of the fun with these patterns are that we can tie different colors to see if they work and usually they work just great. Don't be afraid to tie some different colors for those fish who have seen it al.
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: UTC Sparkle Braid, Color of choice, Midge size
Thorax: Ice Dub or similar
Hackle: Brown Hen neck
Wings: White goose biots, forked
|The Sparkle Braid Prince|
Here is a video tutorial :