Fly Tying Patterns: Woven Tiger Nymph

tiger nymph - Fly Tying Pattern
  • Hook: Long Shank #8 - 12
  • Under Thorax: Lead wire
  • Over Thorax: Cock Pheasant Centre Tail
  • Thread: Black 8/0
  • Body: Pearsall's Marabou Floss*
  • Hackle: Badger Hackle

  • Tying Difficulty: Beginner
  • Tied by D. Howard
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The body of this pattern is woven using a banded weave, alternating between two coloured marabou floss threads. This is probably the easiest of the weaving techniques to learn and can be used in a variety of fly patterns with materials ranging from threads & flosses to synthetics such as chennile and larva lace etc.

*Orange and black are used here, but this technique opens up opportunities for many colour combinations to suit your local conditions.