For anglers who like to use double-nymph rigs, particularly in winter and spring, a good “anchor” nymph is vital to ensure the rig rides deep enough in the water. Below, Tim Flagler ties a good anchor nymph that’s a lot of fun to tie.
Notice a couple of more complex “moves” Tim demonstrates in order to reverse the direction of the thread wrap without losing any work, and watch as Tim uses duck feathers to create nymph legs. It’s a complex fly, particularly for new tiers, but it’s one that, if you can master, will be a great bottom-riding fly that trout will dig, as it imitates lots of potential mayflies that are found in most trout streams.
See what you think.
— Chris Hunt