I decided that since I fish beadhead nymphs most often, I'd get some supplies to tie some of those first. Among the things on my shopping list were some hooks (size 14 & 18 - I'm no Small Fly Funk, I don't think I can muster sub 20s yet), beads in both tungsten & brass, multiple colors of 6/0 thread, some copper & lead wire, peacock herl, and some goose biots. Also grabbed some deer hair patches and hackle for future non-related ties.
K.C. was over at the neighbors' house, so last night was "Beadhead Prince Nymph Night" for me, and I turned out about a dozen of these guys. Even though I fish the snot outta these I had never tied one before. Luckily thanks to a YouTube video, I got to cranking them out pretty quickly. Valley Creek here we come!
Hook: Daiichi 1710 #14 Wet/Nymph Hook (it's what they had)
Thread: Dark Brown 6/0 Uni-Thread
Head: 1/8 Brass bead
Body: Peacock Herl
Ribbing: Copper Ultra Wire
Weight: Lead Wire
Wing: White Goose Biots
Tail: Brown Goose Biots