The Psycho Prince is an adaption of the old standby the Prince Nymph. Designed by west coast steelhead anglers it was adapted for our Lake Erie steelhead. This color combination is called the Grand River Special. This pattern can be tied in a myriad of colors, black bodies tend to be the most effective.
Hook: MFC 2xl Nymph size 10-16
Thread: Black 6/0
Weight: Gold Beadhead
Tail: Black Goose Biots
Body: Black Ice Dub
Rib: Fine Copper Wire
Wing: White Goose Biots
Thorax: Chartreuse Ice Dub
STEP 1: Place a 2xl nymph hook with a gold beadhead into your vise. Attach your thread behind the beadhead, build a thread dam, and wrap back to the tie in point. Tie in a tail of two black goose biots.
STEP 2: At the tie in point tie in a length of fine copper wire and turkey tail.
STEP 3: Dub a body of black Ice Dub leaving a small area about the width of the beadhead behind the beadhead.
STEP 4: Pull the turkey tail over the Ice Dub body to form a wingcase. Secure down with several thread wraps and trim the excess.
STEP 5: Rib the body with fine copper wire.
STEP 6: On each side of the fly tie in a white goose biot.
STEP 7: Dub a ball of Chartreuse Ice Dubing behind the beadhead. Orange, Steelie Blue, or Pink can be substituted.
STEP 8: White finish and finish off the fly with a drop of head cement.
|The Finished Fly|
|Purple/Black Color Combination|
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