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USO (Unidentified Sinking Object) Nymph

USO (Unidentified Sinking Object) Nymph

This is a favorite of ours to tie and fish.  We enjoy it so much because it is such a visually stunning pattern, quick to tie, and deadly effective.  We love the darker colors in the wintertime combined with a metallic bead to garnish attention, but it will work in a myriad of color combinations to your hearts content.  We fish it as a searching attractor nymph, or in color combos to match Mayfly Nymphs in a variety of sizes from 12 through 16 on your favorite jig hook and slotted tungsten bead.  


We love fishing this in a two fly set up as an anchored fly with an additional nymph, or a trailing soft hackle so we can hit two different depths of the feeding zone.  We love how effective jig hooks are for attaching a second fly to the eye of the hook giving both flies excellent movement.  With the Semperfli Krystal Flash legs this fly will have great movement on a dead drift as well. 

 Materials List:

Hook: Moonlit Togatta Premium Competition Barbless Hook ML501 sz12-16

Bead: Moonlit Slotted Tungsten Matte Black 3.0mm, size to match hook

Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread 12/0 Black

Tail: Whiting CDL Dark Dun

Body: Premium Magpie Wild Barred Turkey Biots Grey Drake

Ribbing: Semperfli Tying Wire .1mm Red

Wing Case: Semperfli Mirror Holographic Tinsel 1/32 Red

Thorax: Snake River Fly Midnight Dubbing

Legs: Semperfli Krystal Flash Red

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