So what nymphs are best for tempting Grayling and what's the most used material for tying flies?
Pheasant tail and Peacock ... so, mix them together and we should have all we need, right?
Peacock feathers are just too soft and brittle, so we've combined a mix of 3 different dubbings; peacock flash, peacock rabbit and extra-fine peacock into one, and added it close to tungsten bead so it adds movement and imitates the small legs of the natural nymph.
For the body, we've used natural coloured pheasant tail fibres (ribbed counterclockwise with gold wire so it lasts longer and tightens on the hook shank).
Generally, the water levels at this time of year are average to high, so we've also added a 3 mm tungsten bead to the Partridge SLJ Patriot wide-gape jig hook. But what about the hot spot that everyone loves?
When you fish a nymph on a jig hook it fishes upside down so the tail will always be above the gravel. Adding a hotspot to the thorax area isn't so important, but it is important for the nymph to be seen, so we've added it to the tail, in 4 different colours:
- Fluoro-Pink (with a Copper tungsten bead)
- Fluoro-Green (with a Copper tungsten bead)
- Fluoro-Purple (with a Copper tungsten bead)
- Fluoro-Orange (with a Gunmetal tungsten bead)
These specialist Grayling nymphs are all tied on size 14 Partridge SLJ Patriot Wide-Gape Jig hooks. Our Bosnian Tungsten Tag Selection contains 12 nymphs (4 different tag colours, 3 of each in a size 14).
Please Remember: We've only 25 of these selections available, so if you want a set, you will need to be quick - Our Bosnian flies always sell out within a few hours of being released!
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