Hi and welcome here at Rudi Heger fly fishing My name is Ralf and today we will tie the Micro Trout Trap nymph together. This fly is especially in the autumn period with long and thin leaders extremely effective. To tie this fly you will only need a couple of materials. Now lets get started. The fist thing we are going to use is the TMC 3761 fly hook in size 18. As said a very small fly for the autumn fishing. Here I have just put on the 2,8 mm Off-Bead with the small opening pointing forwards to the hook eye. I think most of you already know the advantages of the Off-Beads and Off-Bead nymphs but for good measures here they are again: They fish Up-side down, less snags, very good hooking capabilities. These are just some of the many advantages of these nymphs. Now I have secured and tied the thread to the hook bend. The thread I use is a Technical Tying Thread. The advantages of the Technical Tying Thread or the Veevus thread 30/50D is. They are both GSP threads of the best quality and with these small flies you can secure the materials with more turns because they are so thin. So now I am at the hook bend and here I make a small bump. Behind this I will tie in the tail fibers. For the tail fibers you can use Coq de Leon tailing pack or dark pardo feathers. The color combinations and spots on these feathers are just so beautiful. I have pull some fibers off that are in the same length. Now put them onto the hook shank so that the tail is 5-6 mm. and then I tie them down. And because of the bump that I made earlier should the feathers spread out a bit. Just help a bit. Then I tie the thread forwards and cut off the excess fibers. This nymph is perfect for the autumn fishing because it is very universal. You can for example like we do today make the body of pheasant tail. Or you could make it with Antron Dubbing. Here the only limit is your fantasy. What ever body material you choose they are all made the same way. Up next I tie in a piece of thin copper wire. For a pheasant tail body a thin copper wire is always a good match. The color can of course be varied according to the body color. The copper wire is now tied in. And secured with the tying thread The next step I have already prepared. And it is to cut of some fibers from a pheasant tail. 3-5 fibers is fitting. Just cut them off and then tie them in. Here it is important that you do not tie in the fibers to close to the tip. Because then there is an increased chance of the thin fibers breaking off. And then it is not so funny. Because then you have to start all over again before the next step. Cut the excess fibers off. They are only in the way. Next I take my Hackle Plier. The good thing about this type is the soft coating that grips the fibers well. Before I turn the fibers forwards I spin them a bit. Be careful not to overdo it or pull to hard on the fibers as they will break then. Secure the fibers with the Hackle Plier And now start to turn the fibers forwards to for the body. Be careful that the hook point does not break the fibers. Because then you again have to start over. So again be careful when making the body. It can be delicate work with these small flies. But in the autumn period on clear mountain streams, they are unmatched. For every turn remember to spin the fibers a bit. So that the body is spun and the fibers are close to each other . Be sure that the thread is against the Off-Bead. Like this. And one last time. Now secure the fibers with the tying thread. Cut the excess off. Secure it with a couple of turns. The Bead is at the moment all over the place. Sometimes it sits right because of the materials pushing it against the hook eye. Now I take my copper wire. And now I turn it to get a segmented body. It looks good but most importantly it makes the fly very durable when you make this segmentation with the copper wire. Now i have to make sure that the bead stays upright. To cut off the copper wire the it is always good to have another older scissor. Otherwise you will make your good scissor blunt. Now I again make sure that the bead sits right. And now we only need one more material. And that is some dubbing to make a nice thorax. For this I will use a squirrel or hares ear dubbing Do not take to much but make sure that you have some stiffer fibers in the dubbing as these will imitate the legs of the nymph. Dub it in an even layer onto the thread. Here you can use some dubbing wax so that the material grips better to the thread. Now I start building the thorax. You must start just behind the bead so that it is secured. Then go a bit back and then finish at the bead and make it tight. Then secure with a couple of turns. Then make a couple of knots to secure the bead and thorax And another knot. And a third and last one and then it is perfect. Now the bead will not go anywhere. Cut the thread. You can of course brush the dubbing out a bit with a brush so it looks nice. I do not like these extra long fibers. Now I think it looks good. And now this nymphs in #18 with a 2,8 mm tungsten Off-Bead perfect for the autumn fishing when the fish a very selective is done. If you liked the video then please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE AND TURN THE NOTIFICATIONS ON so that you do not miss any of the many videos to come. I hope you have a lot of fun tying this nymph and the materials you will find in the description below.