Fly Tying the Stovepipe Nymph (Searching Nymph Fly Pattern)

Another semi-forgotten pattern from Randle Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best 1000,” the Stovepipe is a general attractor nymph thought to have originated in Oregon.

Hook: #6-10 1x long nymph
Weight: 0.015"
Thread: Rusty brown
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Body: Olive chenille or peacock herl
Hackle: Brown hen, beard
Wing: Teal flank feather

Author: Matt O