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Booby

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Origins: Gordon Frazer’s original Booby Nymph dates from the early 1980s and has its roots in the patterns of US fly tiers Charles Brookes, Doug Swisher, Carl Richards; and UK fly tiers John Goddard, Bryan Clarke, and Neil Patterson. Regardless … Continue reading

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Chromie

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Uses: The Chromie is meant to represent a deep lying chironomid pupa at the stage in its life cycle just before the ascent to the surface. At this time the pupa takes on a silvery appearance generated by gases that collect beneath … Continue reading

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Glo-bug

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Uses: The Glo-bug is one of a number of egg-flies designed to imitate fish roe. This pattern is effective in targetting resident river trout, migratory trout and salmon, or any other fish that feed on the stray ova washed away … Continue reading

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Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph

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Uses: The Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph (GRHE) is used to represents a wide range of aquatic insect larvae. It’s useful on still water and running water for targeting numerous species including amongst others: trout, grayling, panfish, carp, roach and chub. The … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Cone

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Uses: The Ice Cream Cone is meant to represent deep lying chironomid pupae. It is primarily a stillwater pattern that is especially effective when the naturals are staging. The pattern sinks quickly to depth where its white bead head, thought … Continue reading

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Pheasant Tail Nymph

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Uses: The pheasant tail nymph (PTN) is used to represents a wide range of aquatic insect larvae and can even be used to imitate fish fry. It’s useful on still water and running water for targetting numerous species though originally … Continue reading