Nymphs


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

Hare and Copper Nymph – probably our most popular nymph pattern

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

21/11/2018

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

Glo-Bugs by Allan Burgess At first sight, a pink or orange Glo-bug seems an unlikely trout bait. A Glo-bug is…

22/07/2018

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…

22/05/2018

Black Tungsten Bead Head Attractor Nymph

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

09/05/2018

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…

26/11/2017

Creedons Creeper Modified Version with John Hey

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

30/07/2015

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…

16/12/2014

Giving Life to Nymphs – Wiggle Nymph Damsel, Caddis Pupa, Blood Worm, Snail and Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear

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

16/12/2014

Horn Cased Caddis Nymph

Horn Caddis Nymph Caddis flies come in many different sizes, colours and shapes. They may not be that glamorous as…

16/12/2014

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…

15/12/2014

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