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Thread: Imitating Heptageniidae and Baetidae Nymphs

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    Default Imitating Heptageniidae and Baetidae Nymphs

    Absolute must have Nymphs for the Vaal. I tie these in natural (brown and black) and with a flashback. Refer to this thread to view a Trico Nymph.

    Heptageniidae Nymph: (Flat headed and broad)

    Hook: Standard Nymph #16
    Thread:14/0 Brown
    Tail: 3 x CDL
    Body: Sparkle Yarn Rust
    Gills: Brown Marabou
    Wingcase: Medallion Sheet Amber marked brown.
    Legs: Brahma Natural
    Thorax: SLF Squirrel Brown







    Baetidae Nymph:

    Hook: Standard Nymph #16
    Thread:14/0 Brown
    Tail: Brahama
    Body: Tan D-rib.It shows brown because of the brown thread underbody.
    Wingcase: Medallion Sheet Amber marked brown.
    Legs: Brahma Natural
    Thorax: SLF Squirrel Brown







    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Mooi Gerrit

    Are these to be fished in the water column, or as emerging patterns?
    I don't see any weight. Or will you use a heavier fly to get it down?
    Or do you grease it up and fish it in the surface film?
    Korrie Broos

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    Thanks Korrie,

    These are unweighted cause I want them to be as free moving as possible and a point fly in a 3 fly setup nymphing the Vaal. They will be taken to the required levels by means of other weighted flies or split shot.

    With a dry 'n dropper approach I recommend a bead or fluoro or grease but they are 2x wire hooks so with 5x or 6x tippet you shouldn't have that big a problem getting down.
    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 07-09-10 at 09:00 AM.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    As they would imitate swimmers, or normally, have you ever tried to fish them on the swing?
    Korrie Broos

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    Well the 1st one isn't, they are Clingers.

    The Baetidae or swimmers/darters have scope for such party tricks. Yes I swing a lot later in the day but you have to remember; SM eat small flies on the bottom so unless something is moving ito hatching and drifting higher up it's not the correct approach to follow,you need to get down.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Gerrit, nice vliee meneer!! Ek sal graag saam met jou wil bymekaar kom en vliee bind! Ek dink ek sal bja kan leer

    Goeie werk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Well the 1st one isn't, they are Clingers.

    The Baetidae or swimmers/darters have scope for such party tricks. Yes I swing a lot later in the day but you have to remember; SM eat small flies on the bottom so unless something is moving ito hatching and drifting higher up it's not the correct approach to follow,you need to get down.
    Gerrit

    Sien jou oor 2 weke, sal dan baie gesels.
    Sien uit daarna.
    Dink ons sal baie gedagtes kan uit ruil.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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