Must-Have Mayfly Euro NymphsRead Time: 3 minutes | Published: 5th May 2022 | Author: Fulling Mill
Spring is here, and mayflies are on the menu. While some areas are just starting to warm up, others are well into their first hatches of spring. As we all know how fickle hatches can be, we wanted to put together a list of some of our must-have mayfly euro nymphs, which perform exceptionally well when the bugs aren’t coming off on top.
This is a great fly to tie on if you have a march brown hatch in your river system. Designed by World Champion angler Howard Croston, it’s an excellent and realistic March Brown imitation. This fly is part of our Tactical Anchor Collection so it is offered in 2 bead sizes per hook size.
A generalist mayfly imitation, this pattern will work well in a river system with hendricksons or march browns. It’s a great fly to choose when you’re fishing over more pressured fish as it has an extremely realistic profile. With that said, it incorporates a few subtle triggers which can make all the difference in the drift with lots of naturals. This fly is part of our Tactical Anchor Collection so it’s offered in 2 bead sizes per hook size.
Hare’s Ear’s are excellent generalist mayfly imitations, and this one is no exception. Fitted with a metallic pink slotted tungsten bead, and with a thread hotspot, we generally employ this pattern as an mayfly attractor. It’s especially effective when there are a lot of naturals in the drift. This fly is part of our Tactical Anchor Collection so it is offered in 2 bead sizes per hook size.
When it comes to fishing mayfly nymphs, you can never go wrong with a pheasant tail. This particular version, designed by USA Fly Fishing Team member Pat Weiss, is lighter and simpler than most. Thus, it will perform well for everything from light hendricksons to sulphurs. This fly is part of our Tactical Anchor Collection so it is offered in 2 bead sizes per hook size.
A specific march brown imitation, you won’t want to be without this one in your fly box as well. It’s extremely buggy, and can be effective when the nymphs are starting to hatch.
When smaller baetis nymphs are on the menu, Weiss’ BP excels. Simple and durable, this is an extremely effective fly in any river that has a beatis population. It’s a great dropper when paired with one of the larger patterns above and can fool the more picky of trout.
You can never have too many Pheasant Tails in your fly box. Our new range of CdC PT’s come in 6 different bead colors, and 7 total color combinations. With the added movement of the CdC, these are deadly generalist attractor mayflies.