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BEADHEAD FLY PATTERNS
BEAD NYMPHS BEAD NYMPHS (2) BEAD NYMPHS (3) BEAD NYMPHS (4)
Prince
Prince - Purple
Rubber Leg Prince
Formerly Known As Prince
Psycho Prince
Pheasant Tail Flashback
Pheasant Tail
Pheasant Tail Sulphur
Pheasant Tail - Black
Rub. Pheasant Tail
Copper John
Copper John Red
Copper John Green
Copper John Black
Copper John Chartreuse
Copper John Blue
Copper John Rub.Legs
Copper Blk Rub.Legs
Copper Blu Rub.Legs
Copper Chrt Rub.Legs
Copper Grn Rub.Legs
Copper Red Rub.Legs
Copper Zebra Grn/Ylw

Copper Zebra Red/Ylw
Copper Zebra Blk/Slvr
Hares Ear Natural
Hares Ear Flash Back
Hares Ear Black
Hares Ear Olive
Black Flash Back
Olive Flash Back
Flash Hares Ear Blk
Rub. Leg Hares Ear
Rub.Leg Hares Ear Olv
Zebra Midge Black
Zebra Midge Red
Zebra Midge Olive
Zebra Midge Brown
Birds Nest Black
Birds Nest Olive
Birds Nest Brown
Caddis Larva Olive
Caddis Pupa Olive
Caddis Larva Tan
Cased Caddis
Caddis Pupa Brown
Emergent Sparkle Pupa Olive
Lightning Bug Pearl
Lightning Bug Red
Lightning Bug Black
Lightning Bug - Flash
Glass Mercury Midge Brown
WD40 Black
WD40 Olive
WD40 Red
WD40 Tan
WD40 Chartreuse
San Juan Worm Red
San Juan Earth Worm
Zug Bug
Peacock
Serendipity Red
Brassie
Serendipity Olive
Serendipity Black
Pink Squirrel
Pink Squirrel Dark
Yellow Squirrel
20 Incher
North Fork Special
Batman
Dragon Fly Nymph Olive
Dragon Fly Nymph Black
Dragon Fly Nymph Brown
Tellico
Half Back
Chironomid-Black
Chironomid-Red
Blue Poison Tongue Bead Midge
Mercury Baetis Olive/Black
Skinny Nelson - Black
Skinny Nelson - Brown
Skinny Nelson - Olive
Hotwire Caddis - Amber
Hotwire Caddis - Olive
Hotwire Caddis - Yellow
Hotwire Caddis - Brown
TUNGSTEN NYMPHS TUNGSTEN (2) TUNGSTEN (3) TUNGSTEN (4)
Prince
Pheasant Tail
Pheasant Tail Flashback
Copper John
Hares Ear
Hares Ear Black
Hares Ear Olive
Hares Ear Flash Back
Black Flash Back
Olive Flash Back

Wooly Bugger Olive
Wooly Bugger Black
Wooly Bugger Brown
San Juan Worm Red
San Juan Worm
Cased Caddis
Caddis Larva Olive
Caddis Pupa Brown
Caddis Pupa Olive
Caddis Larva Tan
Brassie
Zug Bug
Grabbit Olive Bead
Bouface Black
Bouface Olive
Bouface Brown
Peacock
Serendipity Olive
Serendipity Red
Serendipity Black
K Stone Rub Legs Blk
K Stone Rub Legs Brn
K Stone Golden
K Stone Black
K Stone Brown
Golden Stonefly
Brown Stonefly
Biot Stone Black
Biot Stone Golden
Biot Stone Brown
BEAD STONEFLIES CZECH NYMPHS GLASS BEADHEADS
Golden Stonefly
Brown Stonefly
K Stone Rub Legs Blk
K Stone Rub Legs Brn
K Stone Black
K Stone Brown
K Stone Golden
Biot Stone Black
Biot Stone Golden
Biot Stone Brown
Czech Nymph Brown Olive Sparkle
Czech Nymph Grey Pink Bead
Czech Nymph Olive Bead
Czech Nymph Firecracker Bead
Czech Nymph Blueberry Bead
Czech Nymph Olive Pink Sparkle Bead
Bubble Midge - Black
Bubble Midge - Brown
Bubble Midge - Gray
Rainbow Warrior Red
Rainbow Warrior Rainbow
Mercury Midge Red
Mercury Midge Olive
Mercury Midge Black
Mercury Midge Gray


 


About the Beadhead / Nymph Fly
  Author: Unknown


BEADHEAD / NYMPH FLIES

Learn how to nymph fish, or you will never consistently catch fish while fly-fishing. Fish are constantly feeding. Yet, 90% of the time this feeding takes place below the surface on nymphs. Nymphs represent insects in their under water aquatic life stage or cycle. This cycle comes before the adult stage as the insects emerge out of the water and fly away. The term 'Nymph' means the juvenile stage of a Mayfly or any insect in its aquatic life cycle. Using nymphs is, perhaps one of the most effective ways of taking any species of freshwater fish. In a river or stream, they can be fished just beneath the surface to imitate an emerging or drowned fly or on the bottom to imitate the un-hatched larvae. These flies are generally tied to weigh a little more than a dry fly. Additional weight is often added to them in order for them to achieve the proper depth. This weight makes them a little harder to cast. Most of the nymph fishing occurs along the bottom. Move the presented nymph slowly and smoothly. Often the natural drift from the current best presents the nymph. Periodically, causing the nymph to dart forward simulating it attacking its prey or trying to escape from the advances of a predatory large fish will often cause a lurking fish to strike.

Trout are usually solitary feeders and can normally be found next to something solid, like the riverbank, patch of weeds, or large boulder. They lie up in stretches of the river where there is a high concentration of food drifting into there area. Watch for creases on the water surface depicting what is referred to as a "seam". These lines normally run downstream. They are caused by colliding bodies of water, flowing at different rates. Trout food is concentrated in and around these "seams". Food is carried by the current and concentrated where the current is funneled into the fast water of runs, riffles, seams as well as the "heads and tails" of pools.

Fish the crease and you will catch fish. Fish will conserve energy and hold up in the slower moving water near the "seam". This allows the food to come to them. They are also close enough to dart out into the faster water to intercept their target food as it drifts past. Be aware of seams of foaming turbulent water as it passes over submerged boulders. The pockets of slow water on the lower side will often hold fish and are a great place to drift a nymph. The nymph must drift naturally or the trout will often ignore it. It is important to keep as much of the line off the water as possible and follow the end of the line as it travels down stream with your rod tip. Use a strike indicator and you will be able to notice the casual bite. Set the hook lightly at any tightening or unnatural movement of the strike indicator. Some of this movement will be the snagging of the nymph on the bottom. Shortly, you will be able to discern from a bite and the bottom snagging. If you find you are not getting any hits change the nymph to a smaller size. Use longer leaders, lighter tippets and natural colored nymphs in clear water. You can use brighter and larger nymphs in dirtier water. Approach your selected spot in the river from down stream. You are less likely to spook the fish with this approach. Caste upstream and allow your fly to drift naturally by a feeding trout.

Favorite beadhead / nymph patterns:
Hares Ear - Pheasant Tail - Prince - Copper John - Zug Bug - Serendipity

 
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