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Shetland wool nymphs


Got some Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn yesterday, testing out different hooks and combinations to see how they turn out.

I have 4 different colors that I will post more patterns of here later.

All of these have a bit of lead in the body, will tie up some without as well to dead-drift in shallower waters, and some with even more lead to get down quickly.

I have not fished this pattern yet, but early next year this will be on my tippet!

Tungsten Bead Nymphs


Hook: Kamasan B100 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Body: Hareline Tron Dubbin Pale Yellow, UTC Ultra Wire Gold
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Plus Chocolate Brown, Hareline Krystal Dub Caddis Green, Hareline Hare’s Ice Dub Rusty Orange
Bead: 3.0mm Tungstean Gold Flysite

Nymphs with different thorax colors, the dubbings have some good sparkle in them and flows good once they are wet and is a good visual indicator in the water. These are quick and dirty nymphs that take 3 minutes to tie up.

Rusty Orange:

dryfly.me.2013.01.20.bead_nymphs_redChocolate Brown:

dryfly.me.2013.01.20.bead_nymphs_brownCaddis Green:




Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph

dryfly.me.2014.01.17.pheasant_tail_18Hook: Mustad 94840 #18
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Pheasant Tail, UTC Ultra wire gold
Thorax: Pheasant Tail

Orivs.com had a article on micro pheasant tail nymph that popped up planet.dryfly.me, and I had to test out some of these in size 18 (above) and 24. The pattern itself is very simple: besides from thread you need pheasant tail and wire as rib, nothing more. The sizes from #18 down to #24 will be a great match for my #1 rod hunting trout in the smaller rivers here in Oslo.

dryfly.me.2014.01.17.pheasant_tail_24Together for size: the #24 is very small once you set it together with a #18:




Barbless Nymph

2013.08.dryfly.me.nymph_knapek_1Hook: Knapek Midge Pupae #12 Barbless
ThreadSheer 14/0 Black
Body: Hareline Krystal Dub Caddis Green, UTC Vinyl Rib NYM Green
Head: Tungsten 3.0mm

More and more streams have some sort of restriction when it comes to fishing: max size, bag limit and of course: barbless. I’m tying up a row of barbless nymphs for the autumn trout fishing this year to get some experience with them. The color variations here with green/green and white/green really comes out good when they are wet