While there are times, even in the depths of winter, when a dry-fly can 
work well, a weighted nymph is usually more effective. Weighted nymphs 
and bugs may be fished singly or as part of a team. Another method that works well, especially when the river is clear, is to combine a weighted fly 
with a large, highly visible, dry-fly. 

Material list for the Pink Quill Nymph

Hook: Size 12-16 wet-fly or jig hook 

Bead: Pink 3.2mm brass or tungsten

Thread: Black and pink 70 denier 

Weight: Fine lead wire

Tail: Grizzle hackle fibres

Body: Black tying thread ribbed with dyed-pink stripped peacock quill

Flash: Orange Mirror Flash

Hackle: Bright pink fur