ADN (another deadly nymph)- by Lucian Vasies

featured, Fly Patterns, Step-by-Step Tutorials — By on January 7, 2013 9:40 pm


“I like to tie caddis pupae with catgut due the caracteristic of this material. Anyway here is another pattern tied with catgut and it works for trout and grayling as well” – Lucian Vasies

Usually we give detailed instructions with our fly tutorials, but with the nymph by Lucian Vasies pictures really are worth more than words. A great versatile pattern that should be in any anglers box.

See more of Lucian or to buy any supplies, visit http://flytying.ro/index.php

Materials:
Hook: Demmon DGH 900 BL #12
Thread: 8/0 Standard Textreme Thread
Body Thread: Cream Devaux Body Thread
Body: Catgut – natural cream color
Thorax: Black seal fur mixed with black rabbit dubbing
Bead: Tungsten



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17 Comments

  1. Don says:

    Were do you get the catgut? I have not heard of it before Western Colorado. Nice fly

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  2. Kevin says:

    If you follow the link above the materials list, you’ll find some catgut.

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  3. John Sawtell says:

    Looks like a clean version of a maggot. Very useful for all styles of fishing. A source of catgut in UK would be helpful.

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  4. Manofsteelhead says:

    this is an imitation of a caddis fly larva, it looks like a more generic version because of the bead head, a lot of picky trout may not hit this nymph, if they feed on caddis fly larva exclusively. But if it works like the bead head prince nymph the larger trout will nail it.

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  5. bigdewy says:

    Here kitty kitty!!

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  6. Rip Woodin says:

    I’ve got enough old tennis racket strings to make the body but I don’t follow how you mix the seal fur and dubbing to get those long strands and dubbing at the same time. (I’m also new at freshwater flies, which could be the problem.) Thanks

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  7. Jason Baker says:

    Why not use a jelly rope?would it work?

    Like the maggot look and with some different color dubbing might make a great bluegill/panfish fly

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  8. Kevin Hedgepeth says:

    Instead of the catgut get some ‘Stretch Magic’ at you Michaels craft store. It works great for Chronimids and would probably work her too.

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  9. Doug Swesty says:

    Wapsi round rubber legs in cream color and size medium is almost a dead ringer for the catgut and it is much easier to find in your local flyshop or online.

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  10. Matthew says:

    Dreadlock – maggot man!

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  11. Stephen Jay says:

    Search catgut on ebay, much to choose from, in a number of different sizes. Really like the look of this fly, so just ordered some for myself, and they are shipping to Canada, so it should be easy enough for others.

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  12. jeremy bowden says:

    8/10 excellent looking fly and similar to the Heavy Grubber fly see Dominic Garnett ” Flyfishing for Coarse fish”

    He uses the rim cut from a white latex medical glove for the body . It gives a great segmented body not dissimilar to that produced by catgut. It is much cheaper and you can get some from your pharmacy or supermarket.

    Not one for the purists out there but very successful!

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  13. Dave says:

    What size of Catgut is recommended? It is available in various sizes.

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  14. Ted says:

    Once it’s wet you’ll see the added value of catgut, it becomes sort of translucent and gives a very life like appearance.

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  15. Ted (Poppie) says:

    Looks great, need to know if its good for steelhead and winter perch fishing..If anyone know a good site for flytying material please reply…thanks

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  16. Lyle says:

    Excellent fly for our trout up north in Saskatchewan. Have tied a bunch and they do work well.

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  17. Tom Keeton says:

    Used this pattern on Lake Taneycomo last weekend as the bottom fly in a trailer setup with another proven midge and it caught the majority. Great pattern.

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