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Old 08-16-2009, 03:29 PM
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Default LaFontaine's Twist Nymph

I have been doing some reading and read an interview with Gary LaFontaine where he discusses his Bead Head Twist Nymph. I am really intrigued by his thoughts regarding colors and light patterns. It sounded interesting so I googled the pattern and it has definitely peaked my interest. I am thinking that it not only would work on trout, but could work as a warmwater pattern for sunfish and small bass. Does anyone have any experience with this pattern? Is this pattern available commercially?
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Default Re: LaFontaine's Twist Nymph

Gary's mail-order shop still operates- http://www.thebookmailer.com/Flies/N...twstnymph.html

I've never tied them to Gary's specifications because it sounds a bit like a PITA, but generally trust Gary's advice on flies to be right on.
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Default 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
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