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Nymphs Too!

The premise of my website is “classic” wet and dry flies, of course, but I also tie and fish with a lot nymphs. These flies more or less represent insects in their larva stage. And since my Woven Polish Nymph won an award at the 2021 MTFA Fly Tying Contest, I have decided to make my nymph fly tying cards (a) viewable at the bottom of my Fly Tying Cards webpage and (b) available in printed form for a small fee under the Fly Tying Cards product in my online store.

Cover page of Nymph Fly Tying Cards

This set of fly tying cards includes the following:

  • Woven Polish Nymph
  • Tungsten Diving Caddis
  • Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear
  • Mohawk Hotspot Pheasant Tail
  • Sexy Walt’s Worm
  • McKenna’s Sexy Walt’s Worm
  • McKenna’s Rumble Bug
  • Tungsten Surveyor
  • Rainbow Warrior
  • Holographic Frenchie
  • Skinny Nelson

The award-winning Woven Polish Nymph has been a great fly for me. It’s a caddisfly larva imitation and the colors can be varied as much as there is embroidery floss – hundreds of colors and shades. A skein of cotton floss is under a buck and will make a great many flies. I do like polyester floss for the underside because it comes in brighter colors that don’t fade when wet. It is a little more expensive though. The weaving is what gives the fly the realistic texture and the link on the Fly Tying Card shows you how it’s done.

The other nymph patterns have been great for me as well, all of them, but the Mohawk Pheasant Tail, the Tungsten Survey, and the McKenna’s Sexy Walt’s Worm seem to work everywhere I go.

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