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Category Archives: Mayfly Nymphs

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

Skinny Nelson

Skinny Nelson

Skinny Nelson Fly Tying Instructions The Skinny Nelson is a slim profiled mayfly nymph.  It works well in tailwaters and on picky trout.  The Skinny Nelson can be tied with or without a bead, if you do use a bead a black one is best.  The Skinny Nelson also works the best when it is… Continue Reading

Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Fly Tying Instructions The Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail is my favorite fly!  It can be fished on tailwater and freestone rivers.  The Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail imitates a variety of insects.  Most people would say that it is a Mayfly Nymph, but it also imitates a small stonefly or caddis as… Continue Reading

Sparkle Wing RS2

Sparkle Wing RS2

Sparkle Wing RS2 Fly Tying Instructions The Sparkle Winged RS2 is a slight variation of the original RS2.  Instead of microfibets for the tail and CDC for the wing, you substitute Fluorofiber for the tails and sparkle braid for the wing case.  A great fly on any technical tailwater.  Best when tied in sizes #16-22.… Continue Reading