I featured a midge pupa in last week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly post, Dorsey’s Black Beauty. It reminded me it’s time to tie on some nymphs if I want to see a trout on the end of my line. Yes, it’s time to fish with my Euro nymph rod.

Rainbow with Pheasant Tail Perdigon | www.johnkreft.com

This is my small nymph fly box from last year. I need to check to make sure I don’t have too many empty spaces.

Perdigon Nymphs | www.johnkreft.com

You know I would rather fish with dry flies, but as I mentioned above, if I want to catch fish this time of year, I’ll have to switch to a more effective method.

But there’s always a chance for a short-lived BWO hatch, so I’ll be carrying a box of imitations for those too.

I’ve shared my favorite Perdigon nymphs before on RiverKeeper Flies. These are two of my favorites.

For the fly tyers, here are links to my YouTube channel where I demonstrate how to tie the flies.

These three flies have been very effective during the winter months when I focus on subsurface action.

How about a few non-Perdigon nymph fly patterns?

Or perhaps a few older classics…

The $3 Dip has been quite good to me in the past.

Winter Rainbow with $3 Dip | www.johnkreft.com

It looks like I need to create another fly box.

Enjoy…go fish!

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