Micro Tricos - Stan Style
Another Mirco Nymph offering from Stan - We bring these Micro Tricos to you courtesy of Ceramic Flies. These were originally designed and developed on the streams of the USA, where they imitate the Tricorythodes nymph (a very small insect similar to our mayfly - for info on the US insect, have at look at TroutNut here). Once we saw them we thought they would be perfect nymphs for use in the summer over here. These Micro Tricos are tiny imitations (size 18's), with their segmented bodies made of glass beads and black heads, the whole fly is then varnished to ensure a slim profile and longevity - and they look stunning!
The thing that makes these so special (like the Micro PTNs from Stan) is the hook used, the size 20 Dohiku C123BL, which gives:
- Unprecedented strength for a size 20 hook.
- A wide gape - increasing 'hook ups', especially important in a hook of this size.
- A larger than usual hook eye - making them easy to thread (even 3X tippet will go through easily!).
Our Barbless Micro Tricos are only available as a selection of 18, 3 flies of 6 different patterns (including a free large slimline fly box - see image below), priced at £35. We only have 15 of these selections available, so if the Stan's other micro nymphs are anything to go by you will have to be quick!
Go on you know you want to!
Our Micro Trico selection includes 3 each of the flies below (all in size 20). The above price includes 15 hand-tied Micro PTN's supplied in a free slimline fly box.
Gold Micro Trico
Candy Apple Red Micro Trico
Sage Green Micro Trico
Gold/Black Micro Trico
Grub Green Micro Trico
Clear Micro Trico
OK, I know you like the look of them, but why should you fish these small nymphs?
- The majority of fly anglers don’t use them - because it's too difficult to tie them on (it's true). On pressured water when targeting educated fish, the trout generally ignore larger flies, while a micro nymph will generally fool it - after all, as far as an educated trout is concerned small = safe.
- Small nymphs are found in the water all year round and make up the majority of the trout's diet (especially in the summer months of low water and low flow rates).
- Small nymphs give you many more options to imitate the natural nymphs (just turn over a few of the larger stones in the river and match the colours with the colour options we have here, you cannot go wrong..
- Logically, if a fish is feeding on small nymphs it needs more of them, therefore there's more chance of your fly being taken by a feeding trout!
- Small nymphs work best in slower water - expending energy for such a small nymph in faster water is not worth the fishes effort.
- In lower flows and slow water, where possible fish from the bank, it's important not to disturb the water at all. Even really slow wading can send ripples upstream and spook fish.
- Small nymphs require small tippets right? Not with these flies, you can even use 3X if needs be. Try tying the nymph on with a loop knot to give it more movement - try using the Non-Slip Loop Knot.
- Keeping in contact with small nymphs can be a problem, most anglers use some sort of indicator, the best I have found is the New Zealand Strike Indicator system, but keep the yarn as small as possible. If your river allows it, try using a dry fly as an indicator aka The Duo.
- If you are still not sure about fishing smaller nymphs, try starting with a 2 nymph rig, with the Micro Trico on the point and a larger nymph on a dropper above it.
We currently have these fly selections in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day.
All products from Barbless Flies are shipped free of charge, to anywhere in the world.