From Jim Quick’s 1960 “Fishing the Nymph” the Destroyer Nymph would be considered a general searching nymph pattern today.
This book is sometimes available on Amazon at: amzn.to/2MevN2n
Other sources are Ebay or any of the large used book sellers.
Hook: #10-16 nymph
Tail: Javalina or wild boar (or substiture)
Rib: Gold wire
Body: Orange yarn
Wingcase: Peacock herl
Hackle: Grizzly dyed yellow
*** Some of the other popular books used here: ***
Dave Hughes, “Essential Trout Flies,” 2017, amzn.to/3lbCZYX
David Klausmeyer’s “Favorite Flies,” 2020, amzn.to/3oeSNMa
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia: amzn.to/34U0rUe
Mike Valla’s “Tying the Founding Flies,” 2015, amzn.to/354oSir
Randal Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best One Thousand,” 1992, amzn.to/34Q15mp
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