Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shuck's Vinnie's Isonychia Nymph

Yes, you read that right.  After seeing my post on Esopus Creek, one of our regular readers and feedback providers, Bill Shuck, sent me a photo of his version of Vinnie's Isonychia nymph.  So here it is - tis a well-tied fly that will work as well as any that I have tied, maybe better.  I don't know Bill's tying influences, but if I were to guess, this fly appears to be tied in the Catskill tradition - sparse tapered body with sweeping hen hackle legs, and beautifully proportioned.  

Sharpen your hooks.  And if you sharpen your scissors, we might have to put you in touch with Bill since he needs some pointers........I told him to just buy a new pair. : )   


jaybird said...

I think that ISO would be Vinnie Approved , nice tie . I put CDC legs on my Vinnie's ISO and now he refuses to talk to me .... That's what you get when you deal with A legend . LOL

Don Bastian said...

Bill is a good tier, been a friend of mine for a dozen or so years...I have posted quite a few of his flies on my blog: Thanks Matt, for your fine work here! See you soon!