Skinny Nelson

$2.50

Tracy Peterson developed the Skinny Nelson as a Baetis nymph/Midge larva hybrid for the Bighorn River in Montana.  It is highly effective effective tailwater pattern.  The simplicity of this pattern is what makes it irresistible, with a thin and sparse body, a ribbed abdomen, peacock herl and flash.  It can be tied with and without a tungsten bead.

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Description

Tracy Peterson developed the Skinny Nelson as a Baetis nymph/Midge larva hybrid for the Bighorn River in Montana.  It is highly effective tailwater pattern.  The simplicity of this pattern is what makes it irresistible, with a thin and sparse body, a ribbed abdomen, peacock herl, and flash.  It can be tied with and without a tungsten bead.

Fishing Strategies:

The Skinny Nelson excels in all fishing conditions due to its slender profile.  It is a must-have for any Tailwater Junkie!  Dusk and dawn are typically you will find most of the Beatis nymphs moving around the bottom to feed or relocate.  These are our favorite times to fish a Baetis nymphs.  If the trout are fully engaged on Baetis nymphs you can switch to two Baetis nymphs to increase your odds, other effective patterns are Mercury Flashback Pheasant Tails, Smith’s Baetis and Chocolate Foam Wing Emergers.  This pattern excels in a dry-dropper application we suggest getting the Tungsten bead variation of the fly. Typically, we fish the Skinny Nelson in sizes 18-20 as a dropper.

Recipe:

Hook: #18-22 Tiemco 101
Thread: Black UTC 70 Denier
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: Black UTC 70 Denier
Rib: Gold UTC Ultra Wire
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Wing Case: Pearl Flashabou

Pattern Variations:

Tungsten Skinny Nelson

Additional information

Size

18, 20

Variation

Standard, Tungsten Bead Head

Color

Black, Brown, Olive

Thank you for visiting Tailwater Junkie. We have had a busy first quarter and are taking a brief hiatus to fish some new waters. All orders received between April 19th and April 26th will be shipped out in the order they were received. I will begin shipping orders April 28th. In appreciation, please use the promo code 'tailwater10' for all orders placed during this time. Thank you! Dismiss