Although this nymph is approaching 70 years old, it’s originator, Artist & illustrator John Atherton used European kingfisher for the original wing case. Perhaps using its iridescent blue to imitate the gas filled wing case of an emerging nymph, or did he invent the hot spot by mistake!
Atherton Medium nymph pattern recipe
- Hook: Mustad R72 #10
- Tying thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
- Tail: Pheasant tail
- Rib: Oval gold tinsel
- Abdomen: Hares mask dubbing
- Wing case: Kingfisher blue goose
- Thorax: Hares mask dubbing
- Hackle: Brown partridge hackle
- Head: Black
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2 thoughts on “Atherton Medium nymph”
Other than the beautiful standout Kingfisher Blue wing case, this pattern seems nearly identical to a Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle pattern.
Well it does have a pheasant tail fibre tail as well as the kingfisher blue wing case and a partridge hackle, none of which a original GRHE has…
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