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Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide

Freestone Nymph(Noble)

Freestone Nymph (Noble)
Name Freestone Nymph
Category Steelhead
Thread Black
Tail Pearl Crystal Flash and Black Hackle Barbs
Abdomen Black Seal Fur or Substitute
Rib Pearl Crystal Flash
Thorax Black Seal Fur or Substitute
Throat Pearl Crystal Flash
Collar Black Hackle
Wingcase Pearl Crystal Flash Pulled over Thorax and Collar; Tied in at Head

This nymph pattern was developed by Paul Noble for the freestone tributaries of Lake Huron and Lake Ontario. It has proven to be very succesful in the spring or fall in slightly off-colored water.