For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, September 12, 2020
The "flymph"...a stage of an insects life, not an adult or a nymph but the stage where it's coming to the surface and is vulnerable to the trout. The fly itself is a wet fly but one that is tied without wings, usually with a dubbed body and silk is the thread of choice. These flies offer a meatier profile then a spider pattern which is also a flymph... in other words they are both emergers.
The first fly is a "Gray Fox Flymph"... It has a dubbed body with gold rib and partridge feather.
This fly is a "Gray Dun" flymph...it features a gray dubbed body with a gold rib and a dun hackle.
This fly is a "Blonde Starling" flymph...it features a coq de leon tail, a black dubbed body, silver rib and a blonde starling hackle.
This flymph is what it looks like wet. You can see the silk thread underbody coming through the dubbing. Silk thread is so important in the effectiveness of these flies.
"Big Jim"...a flymph I created in the name of Jim Liesenring, the master of the flymph. He along with Pete Hidy were the pioneers of this type of fly.