Here a nymph, there a nymph, nymphs everywhere! You’d be smart to start fishing and fly tying nymphs, too!
Well because nymphs are everywhere and guess what, nymphs make up the majority of a trout’s diet – a vast majority. It’s been said 90 percent of the time trout feed below the water’s surface on aquatic insects, adding other tasty morsels such as crayfish and other smaller fish as they get bigger.
So if you want to catch more trout don’t just stand there waiting for ‘the hatch’ to happen – tie on a nymph or streamer pattern and get busy!
As promised last week, we are happy to report that our Fly Tying Video Gallery is up and running. And of course the first patterns we started to load into the gallery are – yes, you guessed it, nymph patterns! We found some nice Czech nymphs, Polish woven nymphs, caddis fly nymphs, mayfly nymphs and stonefly nymphs – pretty much a nymph for everyone. It’s like Christmas in October!
Click here to view our collection of nymph fly tying videos.
Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.
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