Re: Best Nymph
My go to for stocked trout is a flashback pheasant tail. I put on a tiny shot about 6 inches ahead of the fly. Slowly strip it back in still water. Any doubt set the hook.
1 spring day a few years ago I got 50+ fly fishing. The guys using bait had a hard time getting a 5 fish limit. Needless to say with each fish I released I was becoming the most despised guy on the pond. I told them trout are used to eating bugs, not clumps of playdoh. I'm sure a few of those guys went out and bought fly poles shortly after.