Flashback Prince Nymph
This Flashback Red Shouldered Prince Nymph is one of Rod’s favorite nymphs early in the season and late in the season. It can be tied using a size 6, 8, or 10 hook, and is a very good performer in the shallow fast runs and in small streams. It can be fished under an indicator, or under a full sink line or sink tip. You can swing the fly or dead drift it. This flashy fly catches the trout’s attention from a long distance, so they just have to come check it out and have a taste.
Flashback Prince Nymph Materials List
Size 10 Daiichi 1760 hook
5/32 Gold Bead
6/0 or 140 Thread -Red
Goose or Duck Biots -Black + White
1/16 Crinkle Flash -Pearl
Crystal Chenille -Black
Ice Dub UV -Red
About the Tyer
Rod Zavaduk is the owner/operator of Castlegar Sports Centre and Fly Shop; a retail fly fishing outlet and guide service. He began fishing the Columbia River in the late 70s and has been a licensed guide for over 25 years. Rod has studied entomology for 40 plus years and is an expert in the local hatches and insect life cycles. The majority of flies sold in Rod’s shop are hand tied and specialized for the local waterways. Many of the flies are tried and true custom patterns that cannot be purchased anywhere else. Rod estimates he ties 5,000 flies each year.
Visit CastlegarFlyShop.ca to see more of Rod’s hand tied flies, or stop by the new location at 2243 6th Avenue in Castlegar.