Tying Step by Step – Olive Juicy Jig Nymph

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Juicy Nymph is a simple fly, easy to make and efficient. Like any other generic flies, this model represents the nymphs in European waters that swim and whose olive-brown colors are predominant. This makes this model a good searching pattern and effective for trout and grayling fishing.

At the beginning of the season when the waters are higher due to heavy rains or melting snow, I make this model with bigger beads. But for the summer and autumn period, I make the model with smaller balls and smaller hooks because the waters are smaller and the fish are more shy and cautious.

Here is the step by step:

Making the underbody using olive thread
fixing the wormy body behind bead to assure a nice tapered and uniform nymph body
Making the body and securing the material with 3-4 turns of thread.
Using wax to prepare the thread for making the thorax. A “touch” of good sticky wax will do the job.
Thread with wax, not too much, only as needed.
Adding a touch of dubbing ( synthetic dark color for contrast)
Another touch of thorax dubbing in light color
preparing a few cdc barbs for making the legs
A few are enough, too many will cover the body too much.
The wax keeps the barbs in place without the need for anything else to hold them in place
close the loop using the thread.
forming the dubbing loop thread needed for thorax.
the thorax is made of successive turns, one after the other and not crossed.
It is an excellent fly for Czech fishing. I use it as a top fly and because it is heavy it is very easy to control in waters with fast and difficult currents. I recommend it to everyone because it catches fish. It is not a beautiful fly, but it is efficient and has always done its job.

Materials used:

Tying tips:

Build a thread base to provide durability to the fly. Stretch the body material to avoid a too lumpy body finish. Use wax to add the material for the thorax: CDC and dubbing.

Another version made with a different body color and with hot spot made of orange thread. Practically you can change the colors and you can add extra things to make it better for your local fishing conditions:

Video here:

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