Norton's Ice Nymph

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Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby ScottP » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:35 am

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Simple, basic attractor. Tied here as a golden stone; change colors/size to suit your needs.

hook - Dai Riki 280 # 8
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
bead - gold 4mm
underbody - non-tox .030
tail - woodchuck guard hairs
abdomen/thorax - Ice Dub golden brown
shellback - turkey tail
hackle - partridge

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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby tie2fish » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:09 am

That's really nice, Scott. Have you tried spinning the Ice Dub on a Clark block?
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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby ScottP » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:19 am

Thanks. I have used a dubbing loop for Ice Dub; the stuff can be a real PITA to deal with.

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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby tie2fish » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:53 am

ScottP wrote:Thanks. I have used a dubbing loop for Ice Dub; the stuff can be a real PITA to deal with.

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I know it is unruly, and slippery too. Just curious about the block; I've not tried Ice Dub in it (yet).
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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby chase creek » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:35 am

Handsome. :P
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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby letumgo » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:56 am

Question - How many wraps of weight are you using in the under body? It looks like you are wrapping back to slightly beyond the midpoint of the shank. I just want to match your proportions when I sit down to tye some of these fishy nymphs.

Very nice!
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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby ScottP » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:39 pm

letumgo wrote:Question - How many wraps of weight are you using in the under body? It looks like you are wrapping back to slightly beyond the midpoint of the shank. I just want to match your proportions when I sit down to tye some of these fishy nymphs.




Ray,

I covered the front 40% of the shank with non-tox and jammed it inside the bead

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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby letumgo » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:16 pm

Thanks Scott. Glad I asked. That's a nice looking hook.
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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby Johnno » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:37 am

Nice fly and well photographed!!!
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Re: Norton's Ice Nymph

Postby DOUGSDEN » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:15 am

Scott,
As always, your tying and proportions and the overall "look" of the fly are wonderful! I agree with you and Bill about how hard Ice Dubbing is to work with but you have mastered it quite well! Look at the end result. Your nymph is full of lights! Your color selection catches my eye as well! Out of the dubbing dispenser that I bought several years ago (and the various packs bought to fill in), Golden Brown is one of my favorites!
Your tying is so very good,
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