Posts Tagged ‘czech nymph

29
Nov
13

Fly Fishing: Scuds…hold the lemon

A must have producer for streams and stillwaters, the Scud (‘shrimp”) patterns an enticing morsel. Check the areas you fish for indications of this tasty morsel and tie accordingly in shades of green, grey, the obligatory orange, even blue. Simple to tie, this pattern has been around along time and lends itself to tying the Czech Nymph patterns (Scuds into Caddis Larva/Pupa patterns).

scud green swittersbChironomid.com has an excellent informational re scuds. On the appropriate rivers and streams, fish the pattern like any clinger/crawler nymph that inhabits the bottom and has been set adrift from the cobble bottom. Check out fishing Czech Nymph patterns and adopt much to the dredging techniques for all but the slowest of streams. Slower, weedier waters are usually a much more vertical, precise presentation.

For those of you that have Shrimp & Lemon on the mind…here are many mouth watering recipes.

06
Jul
12

Fly Tying: Busy Movements

This pattern could be a scud or czech style nymph. With the trailing material is falls away from the established profiles. It could be explained as a ‘trailing shuck’ higher in the water column. But, maybe it doesn’t need any excuses. The excess materials have movement and colors to entice and provoke….hopefully. Experimenting with the depth and presentation may prove this ‘mistake’ to be successful. Part of the fun of tying is just experimenting.

27
Nov
11

Fly Tying: Basic Scud-Nymph Tutorial

This is a good, basic tutorial on how to tie a Scud pattern, best used in rivers. A lighter version would be suitable for lakes. In time, you will select color combinations (green, tan, orange) that provide variety. This basic pattern style had potential for Caddis Pupa/Czech Nymph variations, as well.

Grau Scud Nymphe (Angeltechniken)

 A Grey Scud/Nymph Pattern Tutorial at Angeltechniken

23
Apr
11

Fly Tying: Underlying flash ribbing (Cz. Nymph)

Czech Mate Caddis Nymph (Orvis)

Czech Nymph

The above two Czech Nymphs are pretty much identical except for one small ribbing/flash detail you may want to incorporate….note the sub ribbing on the top pattern. It is often seen on many or the original Czech Nymphs. It is one of two ribbings, one flashier and one that goes over the top to tie down the back strap. The second rib, you will see is wrapped up between the underlying rib. Also, note with the top pattern there is an added factor, a tungsten bead, up in the thorax area, tucked amongst the dubbing. Two ways to tie much the same pattern, both fish catchers. Remember presentation of the fly is as important as the fly pattern. 

25
Feb
10

Fly Tying: Czech Nymph or Scud Pattern

Czech Nymph, Scud, Pupa, Larva Imitation~SwittersB

A great beginner’s pattern and it will catch fish world wide. Most often considered a Czech Nymph, mine is slightly different in that I don’t include an under-ribbing (see GFF tutorial). It seems to get lost for me, so I stay with the more traditional scud tie of a single ribbing over the shellback.

The hook is a large scud/pupa hook: size 12 (this can be tied large (8) to small (16)). The thread here is 8/0 tan. The ribbing is tied in first at the bend. The ribbing is 4# clear mono. A tan scud shellback is then tied in at the same spot as the wire ribbing. Both the ribbing and shellback are allowed to hang to the rear. The abdomen material is tan rabbit fur, which I twist/dubbed onto the thread. I then wrapped the tan dubbing up the shank 2/3’s of the way. Then I dubbed with a blend of a little peacock Ice Dub and green rabbit fur for the thorax area and made it slightly thicker than the abdomen. Note many Czech Nymphs are usually uniform in thickness rear to front. Then I gently pulled the shellback over the top of the abdomen/thorax out over the hook eye to impart a little stretch (don’t pull too tight and snap the shellback). Tie off the shellback with your off hand and cut off the excess. Make sure the thread wraps are tight enough to secure the shellback. Now wrap the ribbing up the body in equidistant turns and tie it off at the head. Then form a nice thread head and finish.

There are a multitude of color combinations. I did not weight this pattern, but it is normally heavily weighted and fished as a dredging pattern…short line and dredged along setting on any bump. I have posted several earlier posts about Cz Nymphing. Search upper right for all kinds of info…also look at the Vladi Worm for an interesting pattern that will challenge your materials securing skills.

10
Nov
09

Czech or Polish or Caddis Larva (The Attractive Curved Shank Hook)

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TYING A CZECH NYMPH~SCUD PATTERN~CADDIS LARVA

I like to tie in the plastic over lay at the rear and pull it forward and tie off behind the eye of the hook. I have never adapted to ribbing front to rear for this pattern or like the Elk Hair Caddis, which you sometimes see ribbed front to rear. Aside from that, this is a dandy little pattern in all sizes (a good range is size 6 to size 18, but mostly sizes 10-16). Mix up your colors and try hot colors too. Re Czech Nymphing…I posted quite a bit about it last year….query the search box for more info.

All The Right Curves

ALL THE RIGHT CURVES

bend n hook

05
Nov
09

Fly Tying…the Dredging Pupa (Chuck and You Better Duck)

The pattern is a heavily weighted and meant for lobbing and dredging on a short, controlled drift..ala Czech Nymphing. The fly possesses all the weight required to sink to the bottom of any deep drift. I did not weight the hook, but instead bought hooks with molded lead (they come with titanium also, I believe). Such hooks are available in Europe and the U.S. You could try wrapping lead and concocting your own. I found the hooks at one of those yearly outdoor shows via Fly Tying Specialties.

I tied a few patterns with the weighted hooks. Of note are the bodies made of wrapped latex rubber strips and the dubbed thorax with dark deer hair. Jeff Morgan, an excellent tier, first showed me the dubbed deer hair thorax. I seldom see it used. The pieces of cut deer hair can be twisted onto the thread (not easy) or placed between the dubbing loop and spun (easier). Don’t over do the amount of deer hair. A dark permanent marker was used to touch up the thorax area to give a two tone appearance.

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The above hook was covered with a fly pattern but I cut it away to expose the weighted underbody. I knicked the rear a bit with the scissors. Below are a few of the flies I tied using this style of weighted hook.

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My lighting was off for these pics. So not as crisp as I would have liked….but you get the idea and I think see the value of the deer hair thorax.




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