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Nymph Head Evolution Beads

I got a pile of these to try out. They are a bugger to get used to tying because they want to spin, or not seat well on the hook. I found that using some thicker diameter wire and cramming it against the head works pretty well. I am a big fan of Lively Legz as well. I combined the two and think these flies turned out great. I am still working out the kinks with tying them but they slammed trout this morning.















They are tungsten as well so they get down. Not sure if they will be more effective than regular tung beads, but I hope these will work when the water levels are a bit lower since they aren't as flashy.

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Product testing went well as well. Caught around 10 this morning on them.


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Re: Nymph Head Evolution Beads

if you build a thread dam up against them then they wont spin
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Re: Nymph Head Evolution Beads

I have tried that and wasn't working as good, even put head cement down after the thread dam.

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thats how i do my when i use those heads and i have never had a issue with them
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Re: Nymph Head Evolution Beads

Don't real nymphs have 6 legs???


Betcha your catch rate would go up a ton!!






Really...ive been out of the fly fishing world for a while now..well...dabbled in Michigan..but 2009 was the last spring fly fished...

Crazy how realistic they look...


No 1000% accurate way to see if they make a lick of difference...but the head and legs are awesome realistic!
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Don't real nymphs have 6 legs???


Betcha your catch rate would go up a ton!!
Why am I picturing a 16" Brown, wavering in a pool, looking up and counting, "1, 2, 3, 4..... nope, gonna pass."

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Re: Nymph Head Evolution Beads

They do but on the smaller flies your proportions get out of wack if you use all 6. I tie some stone flies in the 6 leg variety but on may fly nymph representations I focus on the proportions of the body.

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Re: Nymph Head Evolution Beads

Not that my opinion matters and I realize you likely weren't fishing in a FFO area anyway, but I don't think flies made with Lively Legz should be allowed in FFO areas. Why not just tie a rubber worm onto a hook behind a hackle? Would that be fly fishing?

At what point is a "fly" no longer a "fly"?

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One would expect that from you...

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Not that my opinion matters and I realize you likely weren't fishing in a FFO area anyway, but I don't think flies made with Lively Legz should be allowed in FFO areas. Why not just tie a rubber worm onto a hook behind a hackle? Would that be fly fishing?

At what point is a "fly" no longer a "fly"?
If you think that of those lively legs, I'd hate to see what you'd think of a Vlad Worm .

I think the fish commission is pretty clear on their definition of what qualifies as legal for a flyfishing only area. By that definition, the above pictured flies are perfectly okay.
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