Maybe one of the simplest of all nymphs, but certainly one of the most effective patterns ever. It’s famous amongst competition anglers. It either imitates a caddis larva or a freshwater shrimp. I tend to see more of a caddis larva in it. Your vision may vary. Anyway – fish just see “FOOD” flashing in big letters when this comes trundling along in front of their noses.
ANATOMY & MATERIALS
Hook: Czech Nymph hook size 6 to 14
Thread: Dyneema 165
Dubbing: Šiman peacock dubbing is used in the video, but there are many others which work well too.
Ribbing: 1st ribbing – thick copper wire, red, 2nd ribbing Dyneema 165 thread, blackened with waterproof marker pen
Shellback: VN Flexibody(™) or similar material. You can use thinner material.
Weight: lead wire 020
Fly Tying at Skålestrømmen
Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.
The fly shown works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.
However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.