Category: Nymphs

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Fly Tying an All-Fur Swimmer (Dave Hughes’ All-Fur Wet Flies)

Similar to Polly Rosborough’s Fuzzy Nymphs, Dave Hughes’ all-fur wet flies are simple and some of the most effective general nymph/wet patterns out there. You…

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Fly Tying a Blue Winged Olive Nymph (Mayfly Trout Pattern)

One of the more prevalent mayfly patterns, the Blue Winged Olive hatches in trout waters throughout the country. This easy-to-tie pattern can easily be changed…

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Fly Tying the Stovepipe Nymph (Searching Nymph Fly Pattern)

Another semi-forgotten pattern from Randle Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best 1000,” the Stovepipe is a general attractor nymph thought to have originated in Oregon. Hook:…

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Fly Tying the Cactus Bug (Simple Searching Nymph Pattern)

This super simple nymph pattern can be tied in any number of bright flashy colors and can be effective with a Euro rig or dry/dropper….

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Fly Tying the Old Rag AP Nymph – Ringneck Pheasant Fly Patterns

Created by Ted Tarrant of Virginia, the Old Rag AP Nymph can be tied and fished as a mayfly or stonefly nymph pattern. Effective in…

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Montana Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

The Montana Nymph created by Lew Oatman of New York has been a staple in the Great Smoky Mountains since its creation. An easy-to-tie stonefly…

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AP Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Created by Andre Puyans, the AP Nymph is a versatile pattern that can be tied in several colors to imitate any number of mayfly nymphs….

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The Pumpkin Neck All Purpose Nymph – Fly Tying with Ringneck Pheasant

The first fly in our Ringneck Pheasant Skin Series, the Pumpkin Neck is an all purpose nymph that could be fished anywhere a generic mayfly…

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Squirrel Hair Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

An olive variant of Dave Whitlock’s famous Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph that has been popular in the Great Smoky Mountains since its inception in…

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The Infallible – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

A true Great Smoky Mountain/Appalachian original, the Infallible was created by Cato Holler (1903-2001). A legend of North Carolina fly fishermen and fly tiers, Cato…

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