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While there are times, even in the depths of winter, when a dry-fly can work well, a weighted nymph is usually more effective. Weighted nymphs and bugs may be fished singly or as part of a team. Another method that works well, especially when the river is clear, is to combine a weighted fly with a large, highly visible, dry-fly.
Hook: Size 12-16 wet-fly or jig hook
Bead: Pink 3.2mm brass or tungsten
Thread: Black and pink 70 denier
Weight: Fine lead wire
Tail: Grizzle hackle fibres
Body: Black tying thread ribbed with dyed-pink stripped peacock quill
Flash: Orange Mirror Flash
Hackle: Bright pink fur
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