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Old 29-06-2011, 09:41 PM
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Tied up a couple of these for my local river, worked a treat, especially the ones in brown. Great little fly
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i use dyed herl instead of the ostrich, they work a treat..
nice nymph and nice SBS mate
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Collyer's Grey Nymph

I think this helped catch the then UK rod caught rainbow trout record (for about 5 minutes) in the early 1970s'

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Collyer's Brown Nymph

This was probably always the second most popular colour, after the Green (olive) variant.

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Lucian and Mrtrout like this.
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Steve,

I have a green nymph tied by your father, he gave it to me. It is a bit moth eaten. I would never use it.

Your father was amused by the nymphs sold by others as Collyer's Green, he said they were always Leprechaun green. I also have a goose primary feather he gave me so I would get the colour right, very washed out olive. Good memories :-)
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Both of those deserve a place in my box Steve, very smart.
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Classics! Good prompt to tie some up and revisit - thanks
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What a wonderful way to be able to remember your father. Lovely looking nymphs I'll be adding to my box.


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Have you used your dads vice in the original pics or am I being romantic?
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No, it was just an old AA vice. I tend to use an HMH these days.
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For my 13th Birthday in 1980 my late father gave me a Veniard Starter Kit (basic tools, fur, feather, tinsels, thread etc) and a copy of Fly-Dressing by David J Collyer - foreword by Richard Walker.

I still have the odd relic from the starter kit such as the green vice - which is what it literally was. Rather more intact is the book. It is sitting beside the keyboard. The cover of which is illustrated with a photograph of a Collyer's brown nymph (which I have to say looks remarkably like a PTN). It was the first fly I ever attempted to tie. Saddly, it was not the first home tied fly to catch a trout. That honour, I regret to say, belongs to a fluorescent magenta baby doll.

Thank you for reminding me that it is often as useful to look back as forward.

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