Which Nymph Pattern

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2007/05/02 17:45:19 (permalink)

Which Nymph Pattern


If you had to carry only one nymph pattern to copy various mayflies, which pattern would you tie?
It could be tied in different sizes and colors but the pattern style must remains the same.

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    saltflyfisher
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 17:53:03 (permalink)
    Pheasant tail, 2nd choice: flashback hairs ear
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 18:21:43 (permalink)
    If I ever get the hang of tying, I would choose the pheasant tail,beadhead.

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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 19:08:14 (permalink)
    Orange sucker spa...Ooops.  I'll go with a beadhead pt as well.  C'mon dano, you know you wanted to ask what DRIES you would use.

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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 19:23:01 (permalink)
    I've been tying this one
     
     

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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 19:24:37 (permalink)
    OK, seriously  BHPT

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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 20:58:12 (permalink)
    Flashback hares ear. 

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    luvinbluegills
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 21:19:47 (permalink)
    Hare's Ear. 

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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 21:22:57 (permalink)
    beadhead hares ear
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 21:22:59 (permalink)
    Hands down red copper john.
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 21:37:47 (permalink)
    dano,

    pheasant tail.  You can get tails in any color you want from white to black and all buggy shades between.  Add a bead or not, add some flash or not.  Weight or not.  With no weight and no bulk they make great midges and tiny mayfly patterns (like #24's).  On a hare's ear it is a lot tougher to keep the bulk down.  Or, you can doule up the materials and make a big fat short nymph if you rpefer.  peacock herl and peacock dubbing have the right translucence.

    No brainer.
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    2dog
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 22:05:18 (permalink)
    Grey squirrel hares ear.
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/02 22:47:14 (permalink)
    PT
     
    Forgot .. the pink san juan worm is the best for sulpher nymphin .. LOL
    post edited by SilverKype - 2007/05/03 08:38:01

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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 10:23:29 (permalink)
    Pheasant tail, for the reasons cassts by fly stated.  Tiny midges to #8 nymphs if you wish.
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 10:53:46 (permalink)
    The one i choose is not really a nymph, but its in that class.... a sowbug!
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 11:24:59 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: quietman

    Skip nymph,

    You can tie this fly to match just about any nymph out there. I have repreatedly done better with this fly, than with hares ear or pheasent tail. I have fished the same hole, same day with all three of these and the skip nymph consistently wins. You can vary the size, color of dubbing, color of tail/case, color of wire, weight, - it really is the best of both flies.

     
    I'm not familiar with this one, do you have a link to a picture?
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 12:09:51 (permalink)
    I should be able to tie a few of those up.  That says a heavy wire hook.  A Mustad 3399 qualifies as that, right?  Or, am I better off with a 9671?
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 13:17:00 (permalink)
    thanks.
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 13:30:45 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: quietman

    Sure D,

    http://flyfisherman.com/ftb/smskipnymph/index1.html 

    or just google skip nymph. There are a number of articles on it.

     
    hmmmm, that's a sweet looking fly, no doubt.
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 21:54:29 (permalink)
    almost every nymph I tie/use is a variation of Hares ears-
    different colors/sizes,  standard or beadhead, standard or flashback, wghtd or not.
    Pick just one?  hmmm....wghtd beadhead
     
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    RE: Which Nymph Pattern 2007/05/03 22:42:21 (permalink)
    If I had to pick just one, it would be a bh pheasant tail. I think it matches more mayfly nymphs than any other. Especially the very slender ones like paraleptophlebia (blue quill), and baetis nymphs.
     
    When it comes down to fishing clinger nymphs like stenonemas, I prefer a rubber legged hairs ears or standard hairs ears.
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