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Red Owl 09-27-2011 12:52 PM

Best Nymph
 
I am currently reading Lee Wulff's "Trout on a Fly" and he said a plain gray nymph with a little peacock herl at the head worked great but he couldn't sell them. People wanted, gold ribs, hackle, etc.
I have seen these minimal patterns but never used them. Any thoughts?

s fontinalis 09-27-2011 12:59 PM

Re: Best Nymph
 
I say tie up a couple and give them a shot your next trip, there's no positive answer like a fish on the hook.
Personally i havent seen them, but i've tied a couple of hears ears with very grey fur, they worked a treat.

Rip Tide 09-27-2011 01:25 PM

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"

milt spawn 09-27-2011 11:32 PM

Re: Best Nymph
 
I caught my first flyrod fish with a fly that looked like navel lint, and I think there is a recipe out there with that title. milt.

Jimmie 09-27-2011 11:55 PM

Re: Best Nymph
 
Good enough for me. I'll be tying some.
Makes sense when looking at stomach pump samples. There always seem to be some that color.

iciclecreek 09-28-2011 12:00 AM

Re: Best Nymph
 
The prince is my favorite on the rivers and creeks i fish. Its like the parachute adams of wet flies

ghost_reaper 09-28-2011 08:16 AM

Re: Best Nymph
 
I second the prince nymph. I also used a Pink Squirrel from time to time.

planettrout 09-28-2011 09:25 AM

Re: Best Nymph
 
Many years ago, on the Roaring Fork River, I watched a guy above me catch fish after fish. When I couldn't stand it any longer, I asked him what kind of nymph he was using...

He made it from the fur of his Siamese cat...

PT/TB :p

latshki 09-28-2011 09:59 AM

Re: Best Nymph
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by planettrout (Post 323972)
Many years ago, on the Roaring Fork River, I watched a guy above me catch fish after fish. When I couldn't stand it any longer, I asked him what kind of nymph he was using...

He made it from the fur of his Siamese cat...

PT/TB :p

this has happened to me before too, a guy was just landing fish after fish and I asked him what he was using, a nymph he tied from his dogs hair, but what ever works works

I like to use a simplified PTN and a combo fly of pheasant tail and hares ear, I think it's called a double standard if I'm not mistaken

silver creek 09-28-2011 01:48 PM

Re: Best Nymph
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Owl (Post 323523)
I am currently reading Lee Wulff's "Trout on a Fly" and he said a plain gray nymph with a little peacock herl at the head worked great but he couldn't sell them. People wanted, gold ribs, hackle, etc.
I have seen these minimal patterns but never used them. Any thoughts?

That pattern imitates a caddis larva either inside or outside it's case.

http://www.bouldermountainguide.com/...arva-640-W.jpg

Change the body color to match the natural. Green is probably the most popular body color for the net spinning caddis.


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