Nymphs

Glass Bead Damselfly Nymph

Glass Bead-Eye Damsel Nymph

Tied by Fred Steynberg

Thread: Olive 8/0 or 7/0

Hook: #10 – 12 streamer

Eyes: Olive or brown beads on 30lb mono-filament stork

Under tail: Olive deer hair (prevents the tail wrapping)

Tail: Mixed dark and light olive marabou

Body and Thorax: Olive marabou

Wing/legs: Midge flash pearl

Wing case: Fly foam – dry fly

For use in: Still waters for mostly trout or slow moving pools in rivers.
Fished with a floating or intermediate line using a slow hand twist, figure of 8 retrieve.

Easy River Dragon

Easy River Dragon

Tied by Fred Steynberg

 

Hook: # 10 – 8 streamer or terrestrial hook

Thread: # 140 or 6/0 olive

Eyes: Olive beads on 30lb monofilament

Weight: 0.15 round lead

Abdomen: Rayon chenille olive

Legs: Tentacles small – brown

Thorax: Olive squirrel or hare’s

Wing case: Olive Swiss straw

 

Imitating: Larval stage of an Aeshnidae dragonfly (swimmer)

How to fish: Dead drift below an indicator in stronger currents or fished on a long leader in deep slow pools using the ‘wiggle lift’.

Olive Full-Back Nymph

Olive Full-Back Nymph

Hook: 16-14 Nymph

Thread: 8/0 or 70 Dark olive

Ribbing: Medium copper wire

Back: Olive or light olive scudback

Dubbing: Olive squirrel

Weight: 0.15″ Lead wire

Tail: 6-8 Pheasant tail fibres

Wingcase: Black marker

Bead Head GRHE Flashback Nymph

Bead Head GRHE Flashback Nymph

Imitates:  This is a generic mayfly nymph or stonefly nymph imitation.

Thread:  #70-140 or 8/0 to 6/0 black

Hook:  Nymph Hook # 16 – 12

Bead:  2 – 3 mm Brass bead

Weight:  0.15 mm Lead wire

Tail:  4 – 6 Natural pheasant tail fibres

Ribbing:   Thin to medium copper wire

Body and thorax:  Hare’s ear dubbing or grey squirrel dubbing

Wingcase:  Pearl flashabou

 Fishing method:  Fish on a dead drift in rivers or still waters.  It can also be stripped slowly.