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Old 12-02-2009, 02:48 AM
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What is the best nymph that have you ever used? What is your favorite nymph?

Choosing the correct nymph is important if you like to catch a trout. But there is always the nymph that gets the most catch, what would that be for you?

As for me, my best nymphs, as well as my favorite, would be the "Daiwl Bach".
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:36 AM
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The "Little Devil" (Daiwl Bach) is a favourite with James, one of Trout.co.uk's writers.

Damsels are also a hit, as are Daddies, and don't forget the Hare's Ear.

From my research these are some of the most popular.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:11 PM
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I've never used a nymph before. I've always liked using sweet corn, worms, and maggots. If I were to start using nymphs, what's a good one to begin with?
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:22 PM
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Patrick, all of the suggestions here are good catchers of Trout. My personnal favourite is the pheasant tail - see main site for tying instructions. Its not the usual pattern but a very successful one for me and anyone who has used and abused it!

Hey guys, don't mean to be picky but isn't it - "DIAWL BACH" not Daiwl Bach, sorry but a mate is from Wales and speaks fluent welsh, he would flip if he saw this mis-spelling.

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Old 12-06-2009, 10:14 PM
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I've never tried pheasant tail, but that sounds like a good deal to try. I've never used Diawl Bach either, but was curious about whether or not anyone had used a hare's ear nymph before.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:24 AM
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I've never used a nymph before. I've always liked using sweet corn, worms, and maggots. If I were to start using nymphs, what's a good one to begin with?
Nymphs are flies Patrick, used in fly fishing. If you are using worms and sweet corn then you are spinning, two completely different kinds of fishing using different rods etc.

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Hey guys, don't mean to be picky but isn't it - "DIAWL BACH" not Daiwl Bach, sorry but a mate is from Wales and speaks fluent welsh, he would flip if he saw this mis-spelling.
I notice around the web they are spelt differently so I went with the one our resident writer James gave us! Invite your fishing friend over to the forums, we could do with more members
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:09 PM
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Are nymphs the only types of flies that I would use when I go next week, or should I get other bait? I know that we'll have several choices of rods....
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:06 AM
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Nymphs are flies Patrick, used in fly fishing. If you are using worms and sweet corn then you are spinning, two completely different kinds of fishing using different rods etc.

I know that it's not the same as fly fishing-- otherwise it would be in the spinning sub-forum.

I haven't fly fished much, but recently borrowed a mate's gear so that I could try it out. Thus, I normally use worms, maggots, sweet corn, because I usually spin. Sorry about the confusion.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:20 AM
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Just checked up with a Welsh mate of mine too about the spelling.. Your right there.. I got the A and I wrong way round..need to brush up on my Welsh.. it was me that wrote the Diawl Bach article! I got pelters from my welsher friend when I asked him Ha.. they like a good moan eh.

They are my favourite nymph fly along with the ribbed hare's ear, especially on smaller waters. When river fishing for Brownies I wouldnt go past the Pheasant tail nymph.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:55 AM
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Kalid, my "mate" from Wales said he would look in on the forums but is very busy a the moment filming a new series of DVD's on Fly Fishing in South America. Oh BTW I forgot to mention - he was responsible for revitalising the use of the Diawl Bach and much of its original commercial production.You may have guessed from this who my "mate" actually is!
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Nymphs are flies Patrick, used in fly fishing. If you are using worms and sweet corn then you are spinning, two completely different kinds of fishing using different rods etc.
I've been wondering about this thing called nymphs. You've made it clear to me Khalid. I've always referred to them as flies.
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