Hans’ Tungsten Bomb
The Tungsten Bomb Fly gets your dropper flies to the bottom quick. Best of all you don’t need additional weight in the form of split shot or tungsten putty. No more hinging and tangling nymph rigs. Tie these in the colors to match caddis larvae, cranefly larvae, or scuds. I routinely use this as my lead fly and drop one or two droppers behind it.
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- Hook: Tiemco 2457 size 10-14 ...
The Hunchback Scud, a great scud pattern from Michael McLellan. The Hunchback Scud features a superb profile and weighted enough to get down deep. This is a relatively easy tie and it works great. The toughest part of the tying sequence is attaching the lead weight to the top of the hook shank.
Materials Link: Hunchback Scud
This is the classic Czech Nymph. For use in the increasingly popular European or Czech nymphing styles. These are great patterns for getting down to the fish in a hurry. Vary the colors to match caddis larva, scuds, or tie them in bright colors for use as an attractor. The trick to tying Czech Nymphs properly is to tie them slim and make them heavy. By keeping a slim profile the flies will sink much more quickly. This requires several wraps of small diameter lead wire or lead tape. A tungsten bead at...
This is a great little nymph that I started fishing about a year ago. It works well as a dropper behind a larger offering. I typically fish it in size 18. The tungsten teardrop adds a good dose of weight. When fished behind a weighted front fly in a two fly nymph rig the need for additional split shot or weight putty is eliminated. This pattern is also well suited to use in a Spanish or French, or czech nymphing rig. Black is my favorite color for this...
Hot Spot Nymph
For the past several months this pattern has been very effective on my home waters of Rapid Creek. Where I fish it is best tied in sizes 14-16. The Hot Spot Pheasant Tail nymph is well suited for use in a Spanish or French nymphing rig.
Feel free to alter the body color and change the color of the hot spot. I have had good luck with a black body and a purple thorax, as well as a black body with an orange thorax.