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Nymphs are aquatic insects that are still in their underwater stage, not having reached their adult, or flying, stage of life yet. Trout have a diet that consists primarily of sub-surface insects (nymphs).

A key to successful nymphing is being able to know how to get your nymph pattern to the right depth. Therefore it is important to make accurate casts, so as to allow the nymph to sink to the right depth where you believe the fish may be!

Buzzers / Chironomidae Flies

Buzzers / Chironomidae are midge pupa; they start life as a bloodworm living in the soft mud found in most still waters. Blood red worms get their colour from the oxygen and haemoglobin held within their bodies. When they are getting near to hatching they loose their blood red colour and take on a more sombre appearance. At this stage they then make their way from the lake bottom up through the water columns to the surface. They swim towards the surface in an wriggling action, stopping either to catch their breath or waiting for the right conditions to hatch. When they stop wriggling towards the surface they slowly sink back down before swimming upwards again. Eventually when they reach the surface, they hang from the surface film and hatch out in to adult buzzers or midge.

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Black Adult Buzzer Fly

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Beadhead Brassie Fly

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Flexi Legs Bloodworm Fly

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Larva & Pupa Flies

The nymph takes up the majority of a trout's diet. Mayfly nymphs live underwater for six to twelve months, and sometimes longer.

The chironomid life cycle includes egg, ”larva”, “pupa” and adult stages.

A caddis fly pupa usually looks like a plump, soft little worm resembling a common grub.

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Prince Nymph Fly

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Zug Bug Fly

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Red Bloodworm Fly

From $1.25/fly (based on pack of 12)

Czech & Polish & Shrimp Flies

Freshwater Shrimps are readily available trout food throughout the season. Most of the lakes and still waters have an abundant freshwater shrimp population living in the shallow areas of a lake in amongst the bottom vegetation.

Czech / Polish nymphs fly patterns are tied to imitate caddis larvae and gammarus. Hence, they are in a wide range of colours; including green, brown and grey. The Czech fishing method requires the flies that will sink quickly which is why the patterns are heavy and slim.

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Weighted Freshwater Shrimp Fly

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Czech Lime Spot Bug Fly

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Pink Czech Nymph Fly

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Damsel & Stonefly Flies

The damsel fly nymph ranks is a most importance food source for our trout. The Damsel nymph is normally stationary clinging to bottom vegetation. When it does move, it crawls or swims much like a fish by sweeping the tail back and forth in a tantalizing manner. However , often this nymph will remain temptingly motionless in the water column or on the bottom for a period of time.

Stoneflies are terrestrial as adults, but in the nymph stages they are strictly aquatic, and are usually found in flowing waters of relatively high oxygen concentrations due to their gills.

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Olive Damsel Fly

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Articulated Damsel Fly

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Hairy Red Eyed Fiery Brown Nymph Fly

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Emergers Flies

Emergers / Suspenders are designed to resemble the not quite mature hatching aquatic insect as it leaving the water to become an adult insect. They imitates an emergent pupa, a time in the life cycle of natural flies that the trout are always interested in.

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Crippled Damsel Emerger Fly

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Crippled Mayfly Fly

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S-Film Claret Emerger Buzzer Fly

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Goldhead / Beadhead Flies

Goldhead and Beadhead flies alert the fish to there presence firstly by their sparkle and colourful heads. Very importantly, the weighted head creates a fall and rise and fall action, and this movement creates an almost sensual motion specially if the pattern has a long flowing tail that trout often find irresistible.

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GH Prince Fly

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Olive Pupa Tungsten Nymph Fly

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GH Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Fly

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Hare's Ear & Pheasant Tails Flies

The Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear and the Pheasant Tail are the two arguably the "most effective" fly patterns of all time.

If ever limited to two flies for the rest of their lives many anglers would choose the GRHE and PT

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Blue Flash Pheasant Tail GH Fly

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Pheasant Tail Fluo Green Fly

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Fiery Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Fly

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Stalkers & Weighted Bugs Flies

When stalking a trout you need to get down to the selected individual fish fast! Simplicity is the key when stalking, use a weighted Black or Red or Olive nymph that gets down pretty fast and can be fished as deep as you need; add a smooth profile plus an exciting tail for extra trigger points. Fish take advantage of natural cover, bank, reeds and overhanging bush/trees are prime spots. Be discrete in your approach, if you can see them they can see you.

To be successful, when you spot a fish, stop; relax and watch him for a while. Don’t hurry! From watching you may decide to catapult your stalking bug in front of the troat and induce the take by twitching the fly.

A weighted nymph gets down pretty fast and can be fished as deep as you need.

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GRHE Black Stalker Fly

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Cats Whisker Stalker Bug Fly

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Black Stalker Bug Fly

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Epoxy Buzzers Flies

Buzzers / Chironomidae are midge pupa; they start life as a bloodworm living in the soft mud found in most still waters. Blood red worms get their colour from the oxygen and haemoglobin held within their bodies. When they are getting near to hatching they loose their blood red colour and take on a more sombre appearance. At this stage they then make their way from the lake bottom up through the water columns to the surface. They swim towards the surface in a wriggling action, stopping either to catch their breath or waiting for the right conditions to hatch. When they stop wriggling towards the surface they slowly sink back down before swimming upwards again. Eventually when they reach the surface, they hang from the surface film and hatch out in to adult buzzers or midge.

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Green Flash Buzzer Fly

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3D Olive Epoxy Buzzer Fly

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Lime Fluo Buzzer Fly

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UV Straggle Files Flies

The new UV Straggle has taken the competition scene by storm. A bonus for all stillwater fly fishers; the exciting flash through the colour brings the fly pattern to life, giving that little bit of extra excitement. The high visibility will tempt the fish to investigate further, watch out for the takes though they can be savage!

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UV Straggle Black and Red Diawl Bach Fly

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Cruncher Fly

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Lime Quill Cruncher Fly

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Diawl Bach Flies

The Diawl Bach is a very effective 'modern' classic fly fishing pattern that has very quickly become a standard in stillwater flyboxes. This simple dressing is a killer that can be fished on any line, from floating to fast sinker and at most depths. It can be fished up and "on the hang" on a fast sinker or fished slowly on a floating line. This Diawl Bach pattern has spawned a range of variants to fit different fishing waters and conditions with great success.

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Diawl Bach Fly

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Diawl Bach Holo Green Fly

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Hares Ear Diawl Bach Fly

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