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Re: Best Nymph

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BHPT in natural, olive and black #14-#15 mostly.

Zebra midge# 18-#20 although may not be considered a true nymph by some. Black, olive, cream/white, red. Change up the color of rib wire from silver to gold, red, blue, copper for different looks.

BHHE #12-#18, natural and olive

BH Caddis, #14-#18.

Tough to pick one, those are the most successful that come to mind for trout. There should probably be a stone in there somewhere as well since spring is in the seemingly not so distant future.

If I had those nymphs, I have to believe I could do well in virutally every freestone stream. If spring creeks are a consideration, then sow bugs, scuds and walt's worms should be added.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 16:32
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Re: Best Nymph

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The killer!

Posted on: 2010/12/7 17:44
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Re: Best Nymph

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The pheasant tail is certainly productive, but it isn't the most durable fly in the world. Its hard to beat a copper john for durability. However, my personal favorite might be the sparrow nymph.

Posted on: 2010/12/8 10:34


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Can't beat the GREEN WEENIE

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Re: Best Nymph

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It may not be THE absolute best nymph in every way, but I think the Whitlock Fox Sq. nymph with or without bead is as good as any.

I cannot think of a place where I would not fish them with a pretty high degree of confidence..

Posted on: 2010/12/8 17:19


Re: Best Nymph
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Quote:

RLeep2 wrote:
It may not be THE absolute best nymph in every way, but I think the Whitlock Fox Sq. nymph with or without bead is as good as any.

I cannot think of a place where I would not fish them with a pretty high degree of confidence..


I agree - the Whitlock Fox Squirrel nymph is tough to beat. I suppose my favorite nymph for trout fishing would be a stonefly nymph of some variation or another.

Posted on: 2010/12/8 19:34


Re: Best Nymph

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pheasant tail

Posted on: 2010/12/8 19:49


Re: Best Nymph

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copper flash back PT

Posted on: 2010/12/14 10:24


Re: Best Nymph

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Irish nymphs 80% of the time and agree with many of you; BHPT and BH gold ribbed hairs ear are two favorites, but I'm surprised Prince Nymph didn't get a mention. I fish them a lot and do very well with them.

Posted on: 2010/12/26 17:03
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Re: Best Nymph

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I'm with you on the sowbug. I was having a real tuff time on Spring Creek a couple years ago. I met a guy that was having no problem catching fish. I asked him what his key was and he passed me a sowbug that he ties and gave me a little tip on presentation. I caught a fish on about my third cast and a few more as the day went on. I have caught fish on that fly everytime I go up to Spring on that fly. I sure wish I knew the guys name I would love to know how he tied it. Interesting point is that he had a piece of mono tied to the shank and use that to attach the tippet.

Posted on: 2010/12/28 12:53


Re: Best Nymph

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troutbumm: What are Irish nymphs? Also I've never caught a fish on a prince nymph before.

Posted on: 2010/12/28 15:15


Re: Best Nymph

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I wanted to type "I fish" and think I typed "Ifish" and spell checker on my phone changed it to Irish:)

I fish a lot in Somerset area and do very well on prince nymphs. I never leave home without them tied in a bead head and weighted.

Posted on: 2010/12/28 19:45


Re: Best Nymph

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Just to correct post above, I tried to type "I fish nymphs 80%..." and I think I typed "Ifish nymphs...." spell checker noted the obvious error and corrected it by substituting "Irish nymphs 80% of the time"

I do not fish Irish Nymphs.....not that there's anything wrong with that.. (just in case one does exist):)

Posted on: 2010/12/28 19:56
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Re: Best Nymph

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My pick for best nymph is the one that's catching a lot of fish when it is on my tippet!

Seriously, while pattern plays a part - and an important part at times - the more confidence we have in both our nymphing ability and the pattern we're fishing, the more potential for a higher level of success.

We've got to remember that we're dealing with a live critter who must make a decision to accept our nymph. Sometimes we judge or pattern and/or performance sub-par when, in reality, the fish just weren't feeding.

Dave R.

Posted on: 2010/12/29 8:54


Re: Best Nymph

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Prince Nymph options

Posted on: 2010/12/31 13:11
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