Whenever Mike Mercer found the famous Prince Nymph, he knew that it was a nymph that he could rely on just about anywhere he went, but he wanted to up the ante and incorporate the ever-popular Ice Dub into the fly. Sitting at his tying desk and going through a number of variations, the Bead Head Psycho Prince Nymph was finally created, and Mike was proud of its look and how effective it was. Taking the biot tail and wing from the original Prince Nymph, adding a body and thorax of Ice Dub, and finishing things off with a turkey tail carapace and gold bead, the Bead Head Psycho Prince Nymph was made and a very effective attractor nymph was born. Not only an attractor, the Bead Head Psycho Prince can also be used to imitate stonefly and mayfly nymphs.
A fly that works extremely well for Great Lakes steelhead and both stocked and wild trout, the Bead Head Psycho Prince Nymph is a solid addition to any fly box. Available in a range of flashy colors and sizes, this is a nymph that’s most effective in sizes 12-16 and can be fished all year, with steelhead fishing in the winter being a key time. Dead drift it under an indicator or give the occasional gentle lift off of the bottom, the Bead Head Psycho Prince is a fly that you can count on to grab the eyes of fish.
Black, Blue, Caddis Green, Dirty Pink, Orange Belly, Purple
12, 14, 16, 18
Due to the handmade nature of this product, the product you receive may vary from the photos. Please note that flies that are not individually packaged are not returnable.