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Category Archives: Mayfly Nymphs

Hares Ear

Hares Ear

Hares Ear Fly Tying Instructions The Hares Ear is the best well rounded nymph pattern.  The Gold Ribbed Hares Ear imitates nearly every insect in the river.  Originally designed to be a mayfly nymph, the Hares Ear is also a great small stonefly nymph or caddis larva.  The Hares Ear gets it’s name from the… Continue Reading

Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug Fly Tying Instructions The Lightning Bug is one of the best high water mayfly imitations ever created.  The flash on the body allows for the fish to track down the small fly in high water and during runoff season.  The Lighting Bug is a mayfly pattern with a similar profile to the Pheasant… Continue Reading

Micro Mayfly

Micro Mayfly

Micro Mayfly Fly Tying Instructions The Micro Mayfly is a slim bodied mayfly nymph imitation.  The Micro Mayfly can be tied in several different colors, such as red, olive, brown, yellow and ruby.  The most common Micro May colors are olive and brown, since these are the natural mayfly colors.  The stripped peacock herl sets… Continue Reading

Zug Bug

Zug Bug

Zug Bug Fly Tying Instructions The Zug Bug has been around for years.  It is a true all purpose nymph.  It imitates a Caddis, Mayfly and a small Stonefly.  It just looks buggy!  The peacock herl in the Zug Bug gives it a shimmer and attracts the fish.  The Zug Bug is a great fly… Continue Reading

Copper John

Copper John

Copper John Fly Tying Video Instructions The Copper John is the most commonly used trout fly in the west these days.  For a good reason, the Copper John is a great attractor pattern and it works!  The Copper John was developed by legendary fly tier John Barr.  The Copper John can be tied in a… Continue Reading