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!
Just remember when tying Euro style nymphs, keep the bodies slim to help them reach the river bottom quickly.