We lost another Bighorn legend yesterday. Brad Downey was a well known guide on the Bighorn and just a great guy! We wish his family peace and hope Brad is enjoying some margaritas with the fishing gods!
In honor of Brad, I am featuring the Wondernymph this week. This is a must have Baetis pattern and is a very cool and unique pattern overall. We stock the original version as well as a flashback version HERE.
Hook: TMC 3769 or equivalent #18-20
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Grizzly or black hackle fibers or partridge
Body: Midge body stretch in black or brown
Wing: Aftershaft feather of grizzly hackle (hen neck works well)
Thorax: Grey dubbing or mix it up with some peacock ice dubTags: big horn river fly fishing, BIGHORN FLY PATTERNS, bighorn nymph fishing, Bighorn River, Bighorn River 2020, Bighorn river midge
This post was written by Pete Shanafelt