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Prong-gilled Mayfly Nymphs

Prong-gilled Mayfly Nymphs

Fred presents Prong-gilled Mayfly Nymphs.

Family:  Leptophlebiidae
Common name:  Prong-gills
Featuring:  Prong-gilled mayfly in its nymphal (water breathing) stage

Colour:  Mottled dark brown/olive

Habitat:  slower current in streams and found under rocks and plant material. Prefer clearer unpolluted rivers and streams.

Behaviour: Running on substructure or swimming, using their bodies, in short bursts.

General nymph form/shape:  square (slightly rounded) heads, three long tails, leaf like gills on both sides of body.

Prong-gilled Mayfly Nymphs2022-10-21T11:13:47+00:00

The Jinx

The Jinx

Hook: Size 14 Gamakatsu C12U/B

Bead: 2.5mm Gold or Black

Weight: Round Lead

Legs/Tail: Tentacles Size 1

Abdomen: Pheasant Tail Fibres

Wingcase: Crystal Flash – UV Clear Fly Finish

Thorax: Brown CDC Dubbing


Fishing Technique:

Fished in small to medium sized trout streams as a single fly or control fly, dead drift.

The Jinx2022-10-21T11:12:57+00:00

Bead Chain Dragon

Bead Chain Dragon


Hook: Size 6-10 Streamer

Eyes: Medium Black Bead Chain

Weight: In thorax, round lead

Abdomen: Olive Rabbit Strip

Under body/belly: Olive/brown Dubbing

Legs: Mottled Sillilegs

Wingcase: Olive Ruffia

Weed/wrap Guard: 12-16lb Mono


Fishing Method:

Fish upstream with a dead drift in likely holding water, or to sighted smallmouth -and largemouth yellowfish in rivers.

Bead Chain Dragon2022-10-21T11:13:15+00:00

Permit on fly

Permit on fly

Fred catches permit.

Permit on fly2022-10-21T11:13:34+00:00

Trico Spinner

Trico Spinner

Hook – # 14, 16 and 18 dry fly
Thread – 70 or 8/0 black
Tail – 2 or 3 Micro fibetts – clear or white
Body – black CDC dubbing
Wing – White egg or poly yarn

Suggested fishing method; Fish on long, thin tippet/leader configuration to rising fish in a trico hatch or spinner fall.

Trico Spinner2022-10-21T11:10:38+00:00

RAB Variant

RAB Variant

Hook: #14-16 Dry fly

Thread: #70 or 8/0 red

Tail: Coq de Leon fibres or white hackle fibres

Body: Peacock herl

Wing/Hackle 1: Badger or brown

Wing/Hackle 2: Coq de Leon or white hackle

Legs: Water mongoose fibres x 5-8

RAB Variant2022-10-21T07:39:58+00:00

Hotpsot Cripple Irresistable

Hotspot Cripple Irresistable

Hook: #14-16 Dry fly

Thread: #70 FL chartreuse or FL orange silk

Tail: Grizzly hackle fibres

Body: Spun deer hair

Post: Egg or poly yarn

Wing: Grizzly hackle

Hotpsot Cripple Irresistable2022-10-21T07:39:58+00:00

PTN Flashback Nymph Variant

PTN Flashback Nymph Variant

Hook: #14-16 Nymph Hook

Thread: 8/0 or 70 brown

Tail: 5-6 strands of pheasant tail fibres

Ribbing: Thin copper wire

Body/abdomen: Wrapped pheasant tail fibres

Wingcase: Pearl flash

Weight: Optional

Thorax: Grey squirrel dubbing

PTN Flashback Nymph Variant2022-10-21T07:39:59+00:00

Epoxy Flying Ant

Epoxy Flying Ant

Hook:  #14-16 thin wire sedge

Thread:  #8/0 or 70 black

Abdomen: Epoxied foam cylinder 3/32″ or 1/8″ black (use 5min epoxy)

Thorax: fine black dubbing or peacock herl

Wing: White packing foam

Legs/hackle: black or dark brown

Epoxy Flying Ant2022-10-21T07:39:59+00:00

Hotspot Caddis Larva

Hotspot Caddis Larva

Hook: #10-12 caddis hook HW

Thread: 6/0 or 140 black

Weight: 0.2mm round lead wire

Ribbing: Copper Wire

Back: Scud back Olive

Body: Nymph dubbing light olive

Hotspot: dubbing orange

Thorax: dubbing dark brown

Hotspot Caddis Larva2022-10-21T07:40:01+00:00
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