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Fly tying the emerger pattern (visualize)

The fly fisher fishes top to bottom and strategizes on what food sources are in the water and what the fish might want to eat. Part of this enjoyable game is tying (or buying) the fly that represents a stage of life in that watery world and presenting it to entice. It is helpful to visualize your offering as it entices…such is the ’emerger’ fly pattern. The pattern can be just below the water’s surface or hanging in the film (half in/half out) preparing to emerge or perhaps stuck in the process (stillborn) and highly vulnerable. I offer up three photos: The first one, I apologize because, I cannot source it (perhaps someone will note and comment) and the other is a pattern I tied of an emerger pattern.

emerger dry fly source unksnowshoe-emerger-swittersbThe ’emerger’ pattern is most often depicted in this manner. However, an unweighted nymph, or an nymph pattern with a tuft of something protruding from the wingcase can be fished just below the surface as an ’emerger’ with great effectiveness too. Query Google Images “emerging nymphs” and you can see numerous patterns. Ignore the freaky women ’emerging’ as nymphs from the water shots. 

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Emerging Nymph: flyfishingsmokymountains.com

mayfly-emerger ian martin

Floating Nymph-Emerger by Ian Martin


6 Responses to “Fly tying the emerger pattern (visualize)”


  1. December 20, 2012 at 05:44

    Thanks for great site I look forward to each new posting. Happy Christmas and Tight Lines

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  2. December 19, 2012 at 06:23

    First, I apologize for my absence of late. I just couldn’t focus on anything outside. I am back and as always I look at your creations and feel blessed to see the work of such an incredible artist. You are such a blessing to us all.

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  3. December 16, 2012 at 12:53

    Each one is an art form….

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