Nymphs.

Traditional and modern


Killer Bug

Killer Bug

Sawyer's grayling lure.
Please be aware that I do not subscribe to the Chadwick's 477 mystique. That wool yarn is a mixture of approx. 90% undyed and 10% rusty brown. Every wool manufacterer has a similar one on their range. Chadwick's 477 did not remain constant even through the period that Sawyer used it.
I have long experience as a colour matcher in wool mixtures. I am using here a mixture which looks overall similar to the original but contains a small amount of red and a smaller amount of fluorescent orange.

Tied on curved shank nymph hooks

List code NG         12 14         £0.95



Pink Shrimp

Pink Shrimp

Highly recommended for grayling.
Weighted
The pink dubbing used for this shrimp is a mixture of several carefully chosen component colours in wool, mohair, seal's fur and fluorescent synthetics. The reason is to give it the best chance of visibility under all conditions of water colour.
(See 'Colour vision in trout') (It also applies to grayling)
On the right is a picture of one of these shrimps viewed in ultraviolet light. This illustrates that its pink colour will be visible in clear water at depths where the red light can not reach.

List code NS         12 14         £0.95



Hotspot shrimp

Hotspot Shrimp

Weighted by a tungsten bead hot spot.

List code NO         12 14         £0.95



Pheasant tail nymph

Pheasant tail nymph
(standard)

One of many simple but effective PT patterns
Copper wire rib and thorax weighting, Peacock herl thorax


List code NP         14 16 Kamasan B803         £0.80



See also 'Copperhead Pheasant Tail Nymph' on the Beadheads page



Pheasant tail nymph

Pheasant tail nymph
(Flashback)

Now tied on a curved shank nymph hook
This gives an improved profile and hooking properties.
My version has partridge hackle legs, an ostrich thorax and a ‘flashback’, i.e. A strip of pearly tinsel laid along the back of the body


List code NT         14 16 18 Niche N502         £1.00



Collyer's Green Nymph

Collyer's Green Nymph

Weighted or not - please state which.


List code NY         12 14 Kamasan B175 or 14 long shank Kamasan B830         £0.80



Little Copper

Little Copper

Small and neat, intended for use in the current.


List code NC         orange, green, amber, olive, brown, black         16 Kamasan B175         £0.70



Gold-ribbed Hare's Ear

Gold-ribbed Hare's Ear

Traditional with the small variation of a latex thorax cover, started as a special for a customer. Weighted.


List code NH         12 14 16 Kamasan B175         £0.80



Tiny nymph

Tiny nymph

A single biot forms the body. A pearly thorax cover gives a flash of colour.
Could be very useful as a dropper on a dry fly.
The size 16 is a heavier hook than the 18. This is more significant than the marginal difference in size.


List code NN        16 18 Kamasan B405      0.80



So that you can see the relative sizes of the above three, here they are:
18 Tiny,   16 Tiny,   16 Little Copper,   14 long shank PTN



The Keepers' Nymph</

The Keepers' Nymph

Weighted

Not well known, a river pattern for trout and grayling.


List code NK      12 14 Kamasan B175      £1.10