Published Sep 12. 2023 - 1 week ago

Simple Yarn Nymph

It’s old and often cited knowledge that trout and grayling find most of their food sub surface. And it’s true. That makes it important to carry imitations of the food items the fish are used to seeing. Caddis nymphs, stonefly nymphs, scuds and of course may fly nymphs. The Simple Yarn nymph is an easy to tie fly and just as easy to adjust in size and colour to match different species. It can be weighted with copper wire, tungsten or lead (if allowed where you fish). The yarn can be anything, as long as it’s thin enough. Wool yarn soaks water making the fly sink readily.

Hook: Ahrex Nymph Traditional FW561 # 12
Thread: UNI 8/0, colour to match
Tail: Fibres from a hen hackle
Rib: Copper wire
Abdomen: Wool yarn, colour to match
Wingcase: 2-3 strands of wool yarn, depending on hook size
Thorax: Fine dubbing, colour to match and usually a little darker than abdomen
Legs: Hen hackle
Head: Thread

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