Yes, you read that right. After seeing my post on Esopus Creek, one of our regular readers and feedback providers, Bill Shuck, sent me a photo of his version of Vinnie's Isonychia nymph. So here it is - tis a well-tied fly that will work as well as any that I have tied, maybe better. I don't know Bill's tying influences, but if I were to guess, this fly appears to be tied in the Catskill tradition - sparse tapered body with sweeping hen hackle legs, and beautifully proportioned.
Sharpen your hooks. And if you sharpen your scissors, we might have to put you in touch with Bill since he needs some pointers........I told him to just buy a new pair. : )