Olive Mayfly Nymph
A Mayfly nymph imitation in Olive and weighted with a bead to help this large fly sink. These nymphs are tied on long-shank barbless hooks and correspond to the actual size of a Mayfly nymph:
Spot them: The nymph incubates in its silt burrow on the river bed for 2 years and in a morning will start swimming to the surface (generally before 1pm).
Expert skill: Use an 8ft to 9ft rod, along with a floating line and 8ft to 10ft of leader. Use a cut down 9ft tapered leader (use the last 5ft) and then 4ft of 5x tippet. Fish a large cream coloured Mayfly Nymph (the nymphs are up to 2.5cm long) so a size 10 or 12 is a good imitation.
Pro tip: Remember you are looking for sections of river which are below a slow running silty section and preferably where the river narrows. This funnel effect will act as a conveyor belt delivering the mayfly nymphs to the waiting trout. The better sized trout will be at the head of the pool, so steadily work your way up. Once the Emergers appear on the water the fish will ignore the nymphs.
These flies are available individually in sizes 10 & 12. Just choose the size and click on "add to cart", you can then adjust the quantities in your cart.