Another thread that may make for good content for those who missed it before. The replies are full of flies & fish so read through.
Although I must admit that fishing with nymphs or a trio of winged wets took a back seat to my fishing streamers and dry flies, I will readily say that the use of nymphs and winged wets is a very effective way to catch trout.
We have many members here who have taken the tying of the nymph to levels I have never even dreamed of attaining. Also many of our members fish the nymph as a primary approach to catching trout and have fantastic results. Myself, I don't ever remember fishing with nymphs or winged wets and being skunked although it surly happened. These flies and their use more often led to catching fish than not, I'll put it that way.
The intention of this thread is to get some of our nymph people posting a few patterns along with any stories they may want to share regarding fishing with those flies. I'll offer some photos of some of my old Pennsylvania nymphs and wets here in an effort to prime the pump.
A selection of nymphs & wets on an old clip box;
These next few shots are simply close up of that same group.
I was for the large part a drab color type, using standard patterns.
I was always happy with my green Caddis worm in any of the stages.
I am way behind the curve on all of the new patterns and innovations of todays nymph fishermen but even here those that I used in years gone by are catching char. Although dead drifting nymphs and winged wets was and is effective for me the technique always seemed way too close to my memories of drifting red worms or wood crickets. I think that had something to do with the fact that after learning how to run them down a channel catching fish I turned toward streamers and dries as my favorite means of fishing. Something about seeing a fish either gently slurp or quickly slash a #18 Blue quill from the surface has held much more reward for me. Trout taking dries is surly exciting but the most enticing thing has always been fishing for those that I could not spot surface feeding; usually larger fish that whether I could see them or not I knew were lurking between the sunken boulders or hidden otherwise. The streamer thread is next.