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Generic olive nymph

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I had set in my mind the next bunch of patterns that I need to tie and am in the middle of it. I have now become side tracked by Dave (old lefty). I have found it's impossible to watch him tie and not become inspired. So now dang it, I'm switching gears and tying some of these which will be different shades and sizes.
I blended olive & brown rabbit, purposefully used the part of the turkey feather so both the brown & black showed on the thorax, copper rib, picked out the gills along the abdomen which doesn't show in the pic. And the only weight is the hook. My intention for these particular flies is they will be used as droppers behind weighted flies & utilized in thin water along the banks. Size 16- 1130
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Re: Generic olive nymph

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I tied some nymphs very similar to that last week. I even tied them on scud hooks as well.

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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Nice! I'll take a dozen........

Posted on: 3/2 20:32
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Re: Generic olive nymph

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Those are sweet. I like the spikeyness of it!

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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That's a good looking fly. Is the tail on that olive partridge?

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Nice fly.

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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That's a good looking fly. Is the tail on that olive partridge?

GC

It is, thanks guys.

Posted on: 3/3 8:50
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Re: Generic olive nymph

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Real nice, Jack. Old Lefty might have created a monster there on Saturday. I have enjoyed watching Dave tie at the last two Tying Jams. He tied an Iso nymph two years ago and an articulated Green Drake nymph this past year. Both patterns are amazing imitations of the actual nymph. He is meticulous and has seemed to perfected his method for imitating the abdominal gills on nymphs. Quite a talent and a wealth of information.

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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nice looking

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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...Size 16- 1130


The fly looks great.
Just curious - why the scud hook?

Posted on: 3/3 15:55
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Re: Generic olive nymph

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Thanks Gc. I tried that style hook because of using that hook to tie the Czech/European style flies and fishing them as of late. So many comment that they look like nothing at all in the stream, yet work so well. I tied a few to mimic the general coloration of the insects in streams and they worked even better. While I've been fishing these I started thinking about trying a tie on these hooks that's closer to size not just color and see how it goes. I'm thinking there must be something to the shape of a scud hook that's attractive to the trout, keeping in mind that this is strictly theory I've been going over in my head. Any and all thoughts on this matter are more than welcome.

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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I think the larger nymphs try to get small when caught in the drift,
or flail trying to regain some traction and in doing so form an arc in their shape similar to some popular curved hooks. I use bait hooks and scud hooks and articulate some to get that effect.

Posted on: 3/3 17:19


Re: Generic olive nymph

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There you go, I was remembering some video on just that thing. Perhaps capturing that posture is a good trigger for them. Not that straight hooks aren't effective I think that fact has ben proven beyond discussion.

Posted on: 3/3 18:13
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Re: Generic olive nymph

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That will fish! Nice work

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Re: Generic olive nymph

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Hey, thanks Krott.

Posted on: 3/3 20:13
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