Originator: Danie Erasmus
Hook: #12 Mustad 9672
Thread: 8/0 black
Weight: 0.015 Lead wire full length of shank and wrapped back to form thorax
Bead:1/8 tungsten gold bead
Tail: Rusty brown pheasant tail fibres
Abdomen: Arizona simi seal dubbing Pheasant tail dubbing, or you wrap pheasantail fibres to form abdomen
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Brown Stretch flex
Ribbing: Medium wine colour wire
Wingcase: Stalcups flashback -gray
Tying notes: You can cover the dorsal side of the fly with UV knot sense to make the fly last longer.
The WGD nymph imitates the Western Green Drake nymph. This crawler mayfly is fairly big with strong legs to hang onto rock in the fast current.