Polish Nymphs make a fantastic point fly in any czech nymphing rig (and also fish great by themselves!). They sink fast and the contrast you get when tied correctly achieves a very buggy and effective fishing fly.
The body consists of two materials woven together (embroidery floss works very well), a lighter for the bottom and a dark for the top, usually contrasting with one another. Like Czech Nymphs, when tying these patterns, you are looking to keep the fly’s profile quite slender in order to allow a quick decent. This is especially important during the spring time in provinces where the use of 1 fly is permitted and winter runoff brings high water!
See below for photos/recipe.
Woven Polish Nymph:
Hook: Hanak H300BL Size 12
Thread/Underbody: Brown 8/0
Bead: 1/8 Gun-metal Tungsten/Faceted
Weight: Lead tape (Two layers, tapered)
Bottom-Body: Golden-tan Embroidery Floss
Top-Body: Claret-Brown Embroidery Floss
Rib: Wine Superfloss
Thorax: SLF Spikey Dubbing – Natural Fox
Wingcase: Dark Brown scud back