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Old 21-02-2012, 10:38 PM
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Just looking for some ideas on what nymphs to use on a smallish scottish free stone river.

Mostly early season because as soon as they start rising I'll switch to drys for the most part.

Obviously we have pheasant tail and grhe but what else???

Patterns and pics would be excellent but any suggestions welcome.
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Old 21-02-2012, 11:41 PM
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Always did well with L D O greenwells glory and dont forget the spiders.
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Saw a Davy McPhail video of the tying of a prince nymph last year. I tied some up and had a lot of success with them on the river. Took several good browns and a couple of sea trout using them.

They were also effective for rainbows on still water so overall I was impressed with this fly and will be tying up some more for the coming 2012season.
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All the variants of a Copper John and Prince Nymph (hot wire and normal). I also find John Barr's "Barr Emerger" (BWO) to be deadly on rivers. SBS here.
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Old 22-02-2012, 10:18 AM
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Don't think you need much more than a range of the PTN or GRHE but another vote for a coper nymph/bug. Also try red or green wire.

Both these work very well when I fish the fell becks in my native West Cumbria or my local stream in Gloucestershire. Not just early season.
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