This fly is very easy to tie and very effective in Winter time for grayling. In UK rivers this nymph is deadly and tied on very small hooks can be used for French style of nymphing. If you tie this fly on large and medium hooks you can use it forCzech nymphing
Hooks: Demmon DGS 900BL or Demmon DGH 900BL #14
Thread: Demmon Hot Spot Thread -fluo orange or any orange thread
Body: UV Pink/Hot Pink Peter’s Ribbing Quill
Wire: Hends Red wire – optional
Torax: Troutline nymph dubbing – hot pink or any pink dubbing
Bead: Bidoz Pink bead or Bidoz Orange bead
Ok, I’m not an expert in buzzers but from time to time I like to tie these flies. So today I tied a few buzzers using catgut as a body material. It was easy and fun and took only a 3min to tie one.
Grub type of hooks :Daiichi D900 #12
Thread: red or black depending of the final color of the buzzer
Body: Catgut dyed red or natural colored with a red marker
Nothing special, only just my approach:
Hook: Daiichi D1180 #12
Thread: Uni 8/0 Black
Lead: lead wire -0.3mm
Underbody: Devaux yellow body thread
Body: Special Spike Dubbing
Tail: Guard European Hare
Tinsel: Oval Gold Tinsel from Uni
Back: Guard European Hare
Torax: Mad Rabbit Dubbing
All material can be found on www.troutline.ro or can me prepared by any fly tyer at home
cheers and happy tying!
Because the Caddis flies start to fly all around here is an emerger that work here in Eastern Europe and I have no doubt that will work everywhere:
For tying these flies I use:
-Demmon BL hooks
-Trout Line Super Selected CDC in olive and tan for body
-Underwing: TroutLine Khaki Campbell CDC
– Deer Hair for wing
-UV Ribbing quill for ribbing the body
Here is a fly that works excellent for wild trout when rivers are high and water is very cold from snow.:
It is very simple for everybody to tie this fly.
Is a searching nymph because imitate stoneflies and mayflies in the same time.
Green from martians is the color that works for rhyacophila caddis flies:
In March and April is very cold outside so you need a flies that goes very fast in the feeding area.
A great solution for me is to use nymph tied on jig hooks.
A newbie fisherman will ask why jigs? It is simple: because they don’t snag on the bottom very easy and because these flies tied on jig hooks swim with the point up.
Models are not complicated at all but in the rivers with high fishing pressure you have to be creative. A GRHE fly can be modified a little bit using UV ribbing materials or holo tinsel.
Bellow you can find a step be step and a few models that I use in cold, high and muddy waters:
Another jig for muddy waters:
This one is made with Pure CDC Dubbing from Trout Line because CDC have more movement in waters than standard dubbing. I use this fly in deep poles with slow running waters.
Another series of jig flies can be found here.
I love to tie using catgut because the colors, texture, the final aspect of the flies are unique.
Bellow you can find another fly with a special place in my fly boxes:
Hook: Demmon DGH BL #10-12
Thread: 8/0 Standard from Textreme
Body Thread: Cream Devaux body thread
Body: Catgut – in natural color
Torax: seal fur mixed with black rabbit dubbing
Bead: gold or black tungsten bead
I know this fantastic fly from an Italian friend. I use this fly for Winter grayling fishing. It is one of the best dry fly that I use in this period.
Hooks: Demmon G900 BL #16-18
Thread: Textreme Pure Silk in olive, light olive, medium olive colors
Wing: CDC Khaki Campbell
Hackle: Whiting Brahma Hackle – one turn
This fly is one of the best nymph for fishing grayling using french style of nymphing.
For fishing trout I recommend to apply a layer of UV Resin from Deer Creek. In this way the body will be indestructible.
Hooks: Maruto Dohitomi D82 BL size #16
Thread: 17/0 Uni Thread
Body: hand cleaned peacock quill -natural color
Tail: nutria guard hair -dark natural
Torax: mad rabbit dubbing in natural and yellow mixed
Legs: hen mottled barbs from Brahma hen
Back: cream and olive body thread from Devaux