90% of a fish's feeding is done below the surface, and herein lies the value of the nymph pattern. Though the thrill of catching a nice beauty on a dry fly is quite a feeling, when the fish aren't rising, nymphs are your best bet and will catch 'em in almost any condition when fished right.
These are the most deadly nymph patterns for North American streams. Assortments for other regions coming soon.
Fly-Guide to The Nymphs 10 Can: Two of each pattern below included in each can.
A must have pattern in every fly box as it is excellent for both lakes and rivers, under almost any conditions, and for basically anything with gills and fins. Fish with a dead drift or against the current to get a reaction strike in rivers and streams. A great inter-species pattern for bass, salmon, steelhead, and panfish as well as the magnificent trout. (Gold bead; #12)
Filoplume Dragon Olive
This is a great summer pattern that produces excellent results in both lakes and moving water, and is an amazing bass nymph as well as trout. A recently developed pattern, it is slowly but surely being adopted by enthusiasts throughout the world as one of the best bass nymphs out there. (Unweighted; #8)
Another great all-around pattern. Best fished with a slow and smooth retrieve in the breaks of currents with sudden darts forward every once in a while to make the fly appear as if it is escaping danger or attacking food. (Gold bead; #12)
Gold Ribbed Hair's Ear
This pattern represents a whole variety of insects in the nymph stage, so letting the fly sink with short quick retrievals is a best bet. Best fished in slow moving waters or lakes. (Gold bead; Standard; #14)
Flashback Pheasant Tail
A deadly pattern for any trout stream. Best fished at a dead drift when you need the nymph to sink quickly with short quick retrievals. (Gold bead; #14)
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Note: Develo 10 Cans include two of each of the essential patterns listed above. All Develo Flies are hand-tied with the highest quality materials on premium, chemically sharpened high carbon steel hooks. The assortments are chosen for all anglers, advanced or beginner, regardless of region in North America, and all Develo assortments come in our custom press-pop featherweight fly-cans that are highly rust resistant, water-tight, and float when dropped in the water.
We know that beginners and intermediates alike may be intimidated by trying to learn how to present and retrieve many different patterns so we include our custom “fly-guides” (above) in our Develo 10 Cans to help maximize the potential of each pattern.
Happy Happy Fishing,
The Develo Team