Experimental Nymph

This is a pattern I am trying to develop -if you use please let me know the results.

Materials

Hook Czech Nymph #18

Underbody – Flat lead

Thread – GSP or red

Body – Nymph-it pearl

Rib – Body glass brown

Tying Instructions

Lay down a layer of lead and varnish.

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Tie in the rib and nymph- it at the bend. Form the body of nymph it and then rib with the body glass. Secure and whip finish. Colour the head and varnish. blog-fly-4252

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Chenille Body Nymph

This is a very successful nymph in clear water. In coloured water I use it with an orange tinsel body and orange (Hends 294) thorax.

Materials

Hook – Jig Hook #14

Bead – 3mm Tungsten Silver

Thread – GSP or to match thorax

Rib – Wire red 0.18mm

Body – Tinsel purple

Body – Chenille Standard heat sealed at one end

Thorax – Flash – Hends #17

Leg – Duck flank

Tying Instructions

Place the bead on the hook and insert in the vice. Tie in the wire rib and returning to the eye tie in the tinsel

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Wind the tinsel to the bend and back. Lay down a bed of varnish before winding the tinsel to her secure the tinsel. Tie in the Chenille.blog-fly-2

Wind the wire in open turns to secure the chenille to the shank. Secure the wire and break off.blog-fly-3

Dub the thorax and tie in 8 fibres of duck flank for legs. whip finish and varnish to complete.blog-fly-4

 

 

Orange nymph

This is great pattern and a very effective fish catcher on the dropper. It was originally tied by Alex Adams.

Materials

Hook – Czech Nymph #14

Underbody – Flat lead

Thread – GSP coloured with a felt pen or red

Rib – Monofilament 6lb

Body – Flash dubbing Hends #2

Overbody – Magic Shrimp

Tying Instructions

Lay down a body of flat lead and colour with orange nail varnish. Tie in the rib and overbody.

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Dub the body. Bring the overbody to the eye and secure. Rib the body. Colour the head if using GSP and varnish.blog-fly-4247

Leggy Czech Nymph

This fly is very smooth and so will sink quickly. The amount of underbody lead varies the sink rate.

Materials

Hook  – Czech nymph #8

Underbody – Flat lead coated with nail varnish

Rib – Wire black

Body – Antron yarn

Thread – GSP

Coating  – UV resin and felt pen to colour

Tying Instructions

Wind on touching turns of flat lead and then add a smaller layer to give the scud body shape. Coat with pink nail varnish and set aside to dry. When dry tie in the wire rib and the antron yarn.

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Wind the antron yarn to form the body and secure with thread. Tie the rib in open turns and secure.blog-fly-4243

Cat the sides and top of the fly with clear Bug Bond. Colour with felt pens and varnish.blog-fly-4244

Careful cut between the ribs with a scalpel to release the treads and form the legsblog-fly-4245

Stripped Quill Nymph

This proved a great grayling fly for me in the past season.

Materials

Hook – Jig #14-16

Bead Tungsten Silver 2.5-3mm

Abdomen  – Orange thread

Thorax – Striped peacock quill coated with varnish

Thorax II – Hare – Argentinean

Tying Instructions

Place the bead on the hook and insert in the vice. Lay down a body of thread and tie in the quill midway up the body.

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Wind the quill and cover with varnish. blog-fly-4249

Dub the thorax and tie off.blog-fly-4250

Sparkle yarn nymph

This is a neat general use pattern.

Materials

Hook – Cz Nymph #12

Bead – Copper 3 mm tungsten

Underbody – Flat or square lead

Thread – 8/0 fawn

Body – Sparkle yarn fawn

Thorax – Argentinean hare pink

Tying Instructions

Place the bead on the hook and then place the hook in the vice. Add the lead underbody and tie on the thread.

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Secure the yarn and wind to give a segmented body.

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Dub the thorax and whip finish.

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Ice Yarn Nymph

This is a variant on the pink and black colour combination which is deadly for grayling fishing.It is simple to tie with few materials.

Materials

Hook – Cz Nymph #10

Underbody – Flat or square lead

Thread – Black 8/0

Abdomen – Ice yarn pink

Thorax – Black

Tying Instructions

Place the hook in the vice and add an underbody of lead.

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Secure the yarn.

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Tension the yarn by turning with the direction of twist of the yarn. Wind to form a segmented body.

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Form a head of thread. Whip finish and varnish.

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