08-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Re: LaFontaine's Twist Nymph
I was gonna write that there's no way a Lafontaine twist nymph would work as designed with a bead head... so I thought I'd better look it up before I stuck foot-in-mouth.
The nymphs I saw were nothing like the ones from Gary's book Trout Flies
The original... the one from the book, works great.
When used with a loop knot, it flips over when stripped to trigger a strike.
I have no idea how the 'new version' works or why Gary's pattern was changed.
Doesn't seem right to me
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart