[Video] Tying a Czech Nymph

Trout Predator Online demonstrates how to tie an olive brown Czech nymph on a size 10 Knapek G hook. This nymph represents the Rycophilia larva, a common green caddis. In spite of its heavy weight, this fly style possesses a slim profile due to its construction methods.

Czech Nymph Materials List

– Size 10 Knapek G hook
– 7X monofilament outer rib
– Small holographic gold tinsel inner rib
– Light olive 1/8in scud back
– Olive brown dubbing blend
– Medium flat lead
– Olive 70 denier thread
– Black permanent marker

More European Style Nymph Patterns

If you enjoyed this pattern you can find more european style nymph patterns, including a Polish Woven Nymph, in our fly tying video gallery. I’ve been having great success using euro nymphing techniques and flies this season – give them a try!


About the Author Ken Sperry

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish.

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