Fly Tying Nymph Patterns– Patterns designed to fished below the surface Usually imitating (but not limited to) the nymphal/larvae stage of aquatic insects like mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies and midges.
Tying Emergers Patterns – Patterns designed to imitate insects in the process of “hatching” from water-breathing aquatic organisms, to air-breathing adults. Trout/game fish will often key in on insects in this vulnerable state of transition, making emerger patterns a valuable addition to your fly box!
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Dubbing Brush Nymph

For many anglers on this side of the Atlantic, Czech Nymphing is still a pretty foreign idea. While we may, or may not choose to employ this short line method of fishing heavy nymphs, there is no doubt that the effectiveness of this approach makes it worth a second look. We can, and […]

By |April 22nd, 2007|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

Triple Wing Caddis Pattern

I have come to the conclusion that there are some caddis fly patterns that I just plain LIKE to use. Sometimes they catch fish, sometimes they don't.

Triple Wing Caddis Step By Step Fly Patterns

By |January 19th, 2007|Tying Dry Flies, Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

Evil Weevil Nymph

Since 1998, this nymph pattern has been growing in popularity. The creation of Calgary tier Jeremy Davies, and it's variations have proven their worth on dozens of trout in my own home water, I urge you to give them a try!

By |December 12th, 2005|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|Comments Off on Evil Weevil Nymph

Western Stonefly Nymph

Tying The Stonefly Nymph~Western Pattern - Step by step fly tying patterns with Rob O'Reilly
When a new fly yields a beautiful fish, it tends to earn a special place in the hearts of fly fishers...at least it does with me. With the real estate in my fly boxes being what it is though, it would need to earn its keep.

By |October 12th, 2005|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments

Parasol Emerger

For those who have been following O’Reilly’s Tying Bench for some time, you may remember a fly I posted called “The Dandelion Fly/Drymerger.” Essentially, its a small pupa pattern suspended below a “hookless” parachute. This pattern allows the fly to float just below the surface doing an excellent job of imitating an emerging insect. (if […]

By |July 26th, 2005|Tying Nymphs-Emergers|0 Comments