Flathead Mayfly Nymphs Rule

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If you take the time to to flip over enough rocks in moderate moving water you're bound to find lots of Flathead Mayfly (Heptageniidae) clinger nymphs of various sizes. These three and two tailed flat bodied nymphs, with robust legs and broad heads are very...

Stocking Nymph Patterns in Different Weights

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THIS PAST WEEKEND, ON ONE OF MY HOME TROUT WATERS, I WAS FRESHLY REMINDED HOW IMPORTANT IT CAN BE TO CARRY DIFFERENT WEIGHTED VERSIONS OF MY FAVORITE NYMPH PATTERNS DURING TOUGH FISHING CONDITIONS. The low and gin clear water had the trout extra spooky and cautious....

Sunday’s Classic / Halfback Nymph in High Water

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Looking for a great high water nymph pattern that will consistently fool trout? Try tying on a halfback nymph, it’s an oldie but goodie that has produced big fish for me countless times over the years.┬áThe buggy profile of the halfback nymph does a great...

Sunday’s Classic / Are Gold Beaded Nymphs Out?

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When I first started guiding for trout it seemed like every nymph in the fly bin had a gold bead on it. Everyone caught fish on them and you didn’t hear of anyone back then shying away from using them. So why do I find...