EuroFlyAngler - Tying a nymph for barbel fly fishing

Target fish: barbel / trout


Hook: 8 - 12 jig hook, short and barbless
Mounting thread: black
Body: black seal dubbing
Ribbing and tail: dark olive mini chenille
Hackles: two turns of natural partridge
Head: tung bead

Notes: this fly has been a constant performer on barbel in my local river. I have not tested yet on trout, but I can imagine it might work well too on alpine streams. It may imitate Ryhacophila (I know they are present in my local river) or generic caddis larvae.