Clinger Nymph

Mayfly clinger nymphs have a flat wide profile. This allow them to cling to rocks in riffles where the water is fast flowing. To imitate these nymphs I tie my clinger nymphs with a wide profile. To do this I use a bead that are over-sized relative to the rest of the fly. I also tie the rest of the fly to have a rotund profile.


Originator: Danie Erasmus

Hook: #14 TMC 2587

Thread: 8/0 Black

Bead: 1/8 copper

Tail: Rusty brown pheasant tail

Abdomen: Rusty brown pheasant tail fibres

Ribbing:  Small copper brown wire

Thorax: 0.02 lead wire and blood simi seal

Legs: Pheasant tail fibres

Wingcase: Black holographic tinsel