Category Archives: nymph

Elk River Nymph by Boots Allen

Driggs/Jackson area fly fishing guide Boots Allen ties up his Elk Liver Nymph fly pattern. I really love the finished look of this little nymph, but if you don’t have access to creating dubbing brushes, you can use a simple dubbing loop to get the job done. The result is a very mottled looking nymph with a decent amount of flash.

Elk River Nymph Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Dai Riki 700 #10
Bead: Brass bead
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Black ostrich herl
Abdomen: Wire dubbing brush (crystal flash ep fiber micro rubber legs)
Wingcase: Crinkle mirror flash – rootbeer + epoxy
Thorax: Ice Dubbing Bloody Mary (Black, red, purple, maroon)

Sources:

Youtube: The Weekly Fly
Web: TheWeeklyFly.com

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Tying the Shimmer Stone Nymph with Brian Wise

This Rich Strolis pattern is tied by Fly Fishing The Ozarks’ Brian Wise. It’s a nice break to see Brian finally tying a fly under 6 inches for a change. Speaking of changes, the channel has a slick new intro for the videos and seems to have adopted a looped soundtrack in favor of the dubstep we’ve seen in the past. This is the first nymph in the series, and we are hoping to see more patterns from Brian again after a bit of a hiatus. This is a great pattern, just sub in darker materials if you need dark stones rather than the golden version presented here.

Rich Strolis’ Shimmer Stone Nymph fly pattern recipe

Hook: Dai Riki 270
Bead: 5/32″
Antennae: LifeFlex
Underbody: Lead Wire .025
Tail: LifeFlex
Body/Wing Case: Flash Back
Body: D-Rib amber
Thorax: Hare’s Ear Plus – gold
Legs: Hen

Sources

Youtube Channel: flyfishingtheozarks
Website: flyfishingtheozarks.com

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Jimmy Legs by Bow River Troutfitters

Jimmy Legs is a simple weighted stonefly pattern. The variegated chenille imparts a natural appearance to the damp fly and the 8 flexible legs help to suggest living prey item for searching fish. While the fly will work wonderfully on Alberta’s Bow River, I’m giving this one a whirl on some of the Great Lakes tribs this summer.

Jimmy Legs Fly Recipe

Hook: Mustad Nymph Sproat S82 3399 #8
Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk Olive 6/0
Legs: Round Rubber Legs Brown/Chartreuse
Body: Variegated Chenille Olive/Brown
Zap-A-Gap

Sources

Youtube Channel: Bow River Troutfitters
Web: BowRiverTroutfitters.com
Instagram: brtroutfitters
Twitter: BRTroutfitters
Facebook: BRTroutfitters

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