Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Schaadt's Feeler Nymph (Schaadt)
Tied by Steve Burke

Schaadt's Feeler Nymph (Schaadt)
Name Schaadt's Feeler Nymph
Category Steelhead
Tail Teal Flank Barbs
Body Brown Wool
Rib Brown Thread
Wing Grizzly Hackle Tips Dyed Orange
Collar Brown Hackle
Head Tan

This is one of the early simple nymph patterns, dating back to the 1950s. It was originated by Bill Schaadt for Northern California's Russian River. It is designed to be fished to schooled-up, spooky fish. Tie it in smaller sizes, eg. 12-14 and fish it on a long, fine leader.