Fly of the Month - September

This month’s fly is the classic Prince Nymph. This historic fly is named after its creator, Doug Prince of Monterey, California. He developed it in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. His original had a black body, black soft hackle, and black tail. Later versions included a brown forked tail, and this became the modern day Prince Nymph.


  • Hook: Mustad 9671 hook, size 8-12 (or similar nymph hook)

    Bead: gold

    Weight: lead wire

    Thread: light brown/brown

    Tail: goose biots, brown

    Body: peacock herls

    Rib: fine gold wire

    Beard/collar: brown hackle fibers

    Horns: goose biots, white