Because Drifthook is in the fly fishing business, we get all types of questions about what flies to use for fly fishing? It’s understandable, as there is seemingly no end to the pattern choices of fly fishing flies on the market today. In this article, we will discuss Fly Fishing Nymphs or Nymph Patterns used in fly fishing.
As a general rule, fly fishing nymphs are artificial patterns that represent a juvenile aquatic insect. They are tied with natural and synthetic materials such as fur, feathers, and thread. Nymphs are fished below the water surface to attract fish such as Trout, Bass, and other predatory species.
Other vernacular includes Wet Flies, but these patterns typically reference traditional soft hackle presentation that are used in a particular style of fly fishing called the "Wet Fly Swing" or "Swinging a Wet Fly."