the nymph box project – part 1

the nymph box project – part 1

t.z. | Friday, 17 November 2017

Winter has arrived. It started snowing. For me that is a clear sign to get going with fly tying. That´s my way to adjust to the cold & dark season. sure, winter has it´s good sides and days, but just the transition is very hard as I feel I have not have had enough time to flyfish, even though I did it all summer. Still, it was not enough.

So I get to the tying desk ... and dream about all the fish I will catch with the flies ;-)


Anyway – my way out of the winter misery is to rethink all my flyboxes. Part 1 one is new small box I plan to fill with small nymphs in sizes 18 to 12. It´ll be a total of 96 flies in that tiny thing. One side with mayfly nymphs, the other with caddis & freshwater shrimp. The hooks I´m using are mostly Partridge CZ barbless. They are very strong and have a large eye, which I like.

Weighting is done with Flymen tungsten nympheads and I will be using quite a bit of the Virtual Nymph Flexibody I was given by Dale, the owner of VN. Brilliant stuff. Dubbing is “peacock” dubbing I got from Jan Siman. For some flies I use seals fur as well.

I´m going for scruffy as well as clean. However, the pic´s make the flies appear more scruffy than they are.