Just last November, Dimtiri Ristic had a fly tying demo at the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club in Mississauga, Ontario. He tied a great looking Green Drake Nymph. Here we have his demo video tutorial with steps, instructions and tips. Sit back, enjoy and give it a shot. A super-effective pattern, proven many times over.
- Hook: 3665A size 12 (Mustad)
- Lead wire: Fine
- Thread: Brown (Veevus, size 6/0)
- Tail: Hemingway’s Mayfly Nymph Tails
- Dubbing: red fox fur
- Abdomen: Hemingway’s Mayfly Nymph Legs
- Thorax: Hemingway’s Ephemera Danica Nymph Buds & Back
One final thought…
We saved the best for the end. A peek at Dimitri’s flybox:
Try tying this great fly yourself! Give us your comments below. Share photos of your Green Drake Nymph flies or fish caught with this pattern on our Facebook page.
Visit the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club’s website for more recipes. If you are in the area – join them. They have great fly fishing events, tying demos, discussions…
Happy tying & tight lines!