This type of nymphs are new developed based on 2 years of fishing in rivers with high educated fish. I use this fly especially for trout in deep, medium or low running pools where big fish are located.
Perdigones are nymphs tied by Spanish fishermen and are used in rivers with very high fishing pressure where fish are educated. It is easy to catch fish in the first part of the season when water level is a little bit high because the fish will not see you very well and needs energy after a long Winter. Continue reading
These are ants that I start tying from a while. I prefer on grub hooks instead of classic hook because I believe that an anatomical aspect will help in presentation and will look more natural. Continue reading
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Here is a simple emerger tied with CDC only. I use only CDC for body and I use only CDC for wing. What I like at this fly is the air bobbles attached on the body and how the CDC barbs from the wing moves and keep the shape of the imitated fly:
Again a nymph that is easy to tie: a Hends Quill Nymph.
What I like at this nymphs is the shades of the body color and the translucency. Another god aspect: is very resistant fly and it sinks very well. So for those who want to fish using dry rods with long leaders (aprox 4-5m) and one nymph, this is a nymph that works well.
The ants season starting. You can see them everywhere, on the rivers bank, in the trees , very happy and full of energy. When small rains start, these ants are flushed away into the rivers. In that moment all fish eat with frenzy all terrestrial bugs.
So in these situation my advice is to have a few flies that look like ants because you will have very pleasant surprises catching nice fish.
ants without wings:
Being here in Italy I started to go fishing in a few beautiful rivers from Lombardia (Adda, Olio, Serio and Mastallone)
The most efficient flies are bellow:
A variant of GRHE:
For those who like to fish with nymphs here is one nymph that I use on rivers with high pressure of fishing. I like to use and test new materials because in time the fish will know all flies used by fishermen (of course if C&R is used) and will be difficult to catch.
So here where I am, in Lombardia – Italy, I like to go on river Adda, a famous river here in Italy. All the time I met fishermen and all the time I fish in places where others tried to catch a few trout with 10min or a half hour before. This is the reason that I modified a little bit my nymphs.
One of them is described bellow:
Nothing complicated, only a bunch of CDC and dubbing. Any beginner can make this fly and seems that the trout love this fly especially on lakes.
The common mistakes made by others is: cutting the CDC, the wing is not long enough, not enough CDC feathers.
These flies are tied on size #12 Daiichi B155
I used for every fly 5 feathers – natural black Ultra Selected CDC
For hot spot I used red thread
For dubbing – I used emerger dubbing
For ribbing I used: UV ribbing quill
The Super Floating Sedge is a fly that I love to use in big rivers or big lakes for large trout and grayling. This fly is easy and funny tot tie and I recommend it for any beginner fly tyier in using CDC for making bodies or wing for his flies.
Thread: 17/0 Uni or 8/0 Uni is great. For me 17/0 is one of the best thread that I use and I like it very much because is very thin and easy to work with
I prefer to use “Wing CDC” instead of other type of CDC due the high density of the barbs.