Most people believe streamers can't be used on nymph rigs and that is crazy to me. Not only are they wrong, but I feel bad about what they are missing out on. This simple streamer pattern was created by Lance Egan who uses it in his competition fishing. The Black Magic Streamer is tied on a jig style hook with a tungsten bead to help it sink faster into the strike zone without getting snagged. This is a fantastic fly to fish in faster water or to help lighter flies get down in the strike zone because of the weight of the fly. This fly often finds its way on my rig throughout every trip that I go on simply because it catches lots of fish. Not only does it catch lots of fish, I can always rely on it to bring in the bigger fish that normal nymphs aren't bringing in. I generally tie the tails shorter than Lance Egan does as I believe the long tail discourages a lot of the smaller to medium sized fish from my experiences. In order to fish streamers on nymph rigs, they have to heavy to where you can stay in contact with them throughout the entire drift. This is the perfect weighted streamer for that. One thing to note with sizing, streamer jig hooks are sized different from the regular jig hooks. I generally fish sizes 10-16 which is definitely bigger than the sizes it would be for the normal nymph jigs. If you have not tried to fish streamers on your nymph rig, I would highly suggest picking some of these up and give it a shot. You will not be disappointed.