Fly Tying Video Feature: General Nymphs

We’ve come to the final post in the Fly Tying Video Feature series! Thanks for tuning in. We hope that these posts have been giving you some good inspiration at the vice over the past two months. Our final post features some general nymph imitations that don’t imitate a specific insect, but imitate a variety of them.

You’ll notice that these patterns fall into the “simple and effective” category, and can be tied pretty quickly. Most (all?) could be categorized as “guide flies” for fitting into those criteria! These patterns are ones that work well around here. It would be worthwhile to tie a few up for your box this spring!

Guide Fly #4: Walt’s Worm (Stroup Fly Fishing)

You don’t get much more bang for your buck than you do with a Walt’s Worm. Eric Stroup shows how to tie the original pattern – nothing flashy, just simple and effective.

Bread-n-Butter Nymph (Troutbitten)

Domenick Swentosky wrote about this nymph on the Troutbitten blog. It’s another one that’s pretty simple to tie but just looks “fishy”!

Zebra Midge (Tightline Productions)

This is one of our go-to patterns, no matter the season. It’s one that just plain works!

Egan’s Frenchie (In the Riffle)

This is another of our go-to patterns. We’ll usually just use pheasant tail for the tail fibers instead of CDL, and we’ll also tie the collars in a variety of colors. (One of the most effective collar colors that we’ve found is Lavender Ice Dub – try it!)


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