9 January 2014

filling up the nymph box

The last few nights Ive been stocking up my much depleted  nymph box with some simple patterns, some for the trout season ahead, but mostly bugs with Grayling in mind.

the ever reliable glister bug for our local burns

olive ribbed with chartreuse magic glass

wire nymphs with pink tungsten in various sizes, ive also tied a load of copper beaded ones for the trout season.

hares ear heavy weights to get down to where it matters

fluff on a hook, egg flies took some big grayling for us last year.

two or three wee black wire patterns for midge feeders

various forms of the pink shrimp

the weathers looking settled for a change so fingers crossed they might be put into action this weekend with any luck.  


  1. You've been busy brian, nice flies, I'll really have to get my finger out!

    1. thanks Col, there's plenty in the box for tomorrow if you need any, hope the rain stays off.

    2. Thanks bri tied a few but yours look better. Lol

  2. Very impressive.
    I seldom fish nymphs, and rarely tie them, but I do enjoy looking at finely tied ones, and yours are just that.
    Love the second and third photo, those look deadly.

    1. thanks for your kind comments Alan, its appreciated.