I’ve been tying a lot of flies lately. At out last Central Oregon Flyfisher’s Winter Fly Tying class, owner Jeff Perin of The Fly Fisher’s Place in Sisters, OR taught three nymphs. His class inspired me to tie more Euro nymphs.
So I decided to tie up a few of Jeff’s fly patterns for my donation to this month’s fly club.
I’ve added fly pattern sheets for these Euro nymphs. Just click on the images to see them.
I had fun tying these nymphs and sharing them on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds.
In addition, I decided to experiment with some new materials. I tied a couple nymphs on Fulling Mill black nickel jig hooks (FM50 45) size 16 with Synthetic Quill Body Wrap, slotted tungsten beads (black and mottled brown), and Veevus body quill (fl. orange and pink).
This is what these nymphs look like using UV light. That’s the Veevus fluorescent body quill I used for the thorax glowing.
Here are some close-ups of the nymphs.
I’m still experimenting…now it’s time to let the fish decide which ones work!
Interested in learning more about Euro-nymphing? I wrote a blog a couple of months ago called Jig Nymphs for Euro Nymphing. Or check out Jeff’s terrific blog entitled Euro Nymphing Updates 2018.
Just remember when tying Euro style nymphs, keep the bodies slim to help them reach the river bottom quickly.
Hi John, how is the synthetic quill body wrap to work with?
Set up a rod and went to the crooked last week. Very effective way to fish, boring but effective. Drys are much better.
Thanks for leaving a Comment. I thought the synthetic quill body wrap material was very easy to tie with. Certainly much easier than the real quills. I especially like the length.
Appreciate the ability to email (to family). Don’t use Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for a variety of reasons. Tips are helpful, especially the most recent ones.
Have been using theses for many years. They’ve worked very well for me!
I’ve started using some of the Perdigon nymps on our local rivers with some success. I will continue when the opportunity presents itself.