Clark Lynn Nymph

 

Clark Lynn Nymph

hook Mustad 79580 or 69890
hook size(s) 4-10, most popular is 8
thread light yellow
tail clump of fox squirrel
body-over continuation of tail, 1 piece
body-under lead wire – optional
body pale yellow yarn
hackle-body badger or brown
head yellow

notes: Invented by Clark Lynn of Clarkston Michigan. The best imitation for nymph of the hexagenia Limbata mayfly. Effective during the emergence but it imitates a food source that trout feed upon all year around. H. Limbata has a two year cycle from egg to adult and must leave its burrow in the mucka an average of thirty times to shed it outer husk in order to grow making it easy prey for the fish every month of the year. Has also been found to be deadly for Steelhead at all times of the year. Tie in tail and overbody so that the black part of squirrel hair is over the eye end of the hook shank. Trim top of palmered hackle before tying down overbody of squirrel. Overbody will have to be held back while wrapping body and palmering hackle.

submitted by: Dee Harrison at deecarolh@accs.net