The Hot Wire Prince has been a go-to for a few of us the past few years. A simple, but extremely effective Prince Nymph variation, this bug gets down quick thanks to the wire and bead. Chances are you already have everything you need to tie this bug too! Whip a few up, it works great as a simple attractor nymph or a stonefly imitation in high gradient coldwater rivers.
We have even been known to drop this bug off the bend of a streamer. Check out our video tutorial with shop manager Rob, along with a full material list below. This is one of those bugs that can be fished almost year round, so there is really no reason not to have a few (or few hundred) in your box.
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.
His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.