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Amber Nymph Fly

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About the Amber Nymph Trout Fly

Dr Howard Alexander Bell created the Amber Nymph for fishing on his favourite water, Blagdon & Chew Reservoirs. As a successful still water and reservoir fly, it is one of the earlier 'bugs' created.

It seems to represent a sedge pupa which trout will take at various depths throughout the season.

Expert Tip:

As a Doctor, H A Bell witnessed the appalling horrors of the 1st World War front line dressing stations. On his return to England he began fly fishing as a restorative and pleasurable pastime, preferring to fish alone.

In the 1920s he developed imitative patterns nicknamed 'Bell's Bugs' which were very successful.

His patterns came from imitating what he found in the stomachs of the fish he caught.

Creator of this trout fly: Dr H A Bell

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 8-10.
  • Thread : Black.
  • Body : Amber seal's fur.
  • Thorax : Dark brown ostrich herl or dark brown seal's fur.
  • Back : Dark brown speckled turkey
  • Hackle : Brown partridge.
  • Legs : Fibres of a golden pheasant.

The legs are tied on each side and are double the body length.

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