Nymphs are flies designed to imitate the sub-surface food of trout. For a description and list of nymph flies see below.

Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph – Good Twizel Canals Nymph

Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph This nymph pattern has proven deadly on big rainbows when fishing on the Ohau A Inlet Wall…


Hare and Copper Nymph – probably our most popular nymph pattern

Hare and Copper Nymph The Hare and Copper nymph is probably the most popular nymph pattern used to fish for…


Glo-Bug Trout Fishing Flies for Winter Rainbows – Good in Twizel Canals

Glo-Bugs are Fish Egg Imitations by Allan Burgess At first sight, a pink or orange Glo-bug seems an unlikely trout…


Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph Nymphs are often overlooked by anglers new to trout fishing and fly tying. Perhaps…


McDonald Mudeye Nymph – An Easy Fly to Tie Yet Deadly on Trout

McDonald Mudeye Nymph by Dick Marquand McDonald Mudeye. I can remember a few years ago, cleaning a large trout that…


Creedons Creeper Modified Version with John Hey – How to Tie

Creedon's Creeper - Modified Version with John Hey November has arrived! This is my favourite time of the year with…


How to tie a Chironomid Midge Pupa Fly – Midge Pupa – with Ian Cole

Chironomid Midge Pupa Fly Whilst resembling a mosquito in appearance the midge is a non-biting insect of the Chironomid family…


Nymphs – Giving Life to Impressionist Nymphs – Simulation of Movement

Impressionist Nymphs with John Hey Let's look at impressionist nymphs and how to give them life when retrieved. We can…


Horn Cased Caddis Nymph – for spring creeks and river headwaters

Horn Cased Caddis Nymph Cast upstream, allow to sink, dead drift close to the bottom Caddisflies come in many different…


The Goldhead Nymph with Wanaka based trout fishing guide Ian Cole

Goldhead Nymph In fishing seasons past the Goldhead caught a lot of fishermen, it seemed to be on the tongues…


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