Re: Best Nymph
The nymph that I use most often has just a lead base, dubbed fur picked out, and a wire rib to hold it together.
No tail, no legs,no abdomen/thorax division, no wing case, no beads
It looks "buggy" but without any additions that may appear out of place
IMO each "addition" is something that the fish can key in on to decide if the offering is a fraud or the real thing.
I don't remember who, but a wise person once said that Most of what a trout eats is 5/8ths of an inch long and brown"
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart