Prince Nymph

  • Fishing The True Cast Trout Talk

    The True Cast – That bug thing… how do I pick the right fly?

    If you told me I could only pick six patterns to fish for trout anywhere in America, these are the patterns I’d pick.

    Fly fishing for trout encompasses many challenges, which I think is much of the appeal of the sport in the first place. It is, as my friend Monte Burke so eloquently explained, all about puzzle solving; How do I make this cast? How do I know where a trout will be in the river? How…

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    Spring Fly Showdown: The final four

    The Prince Nymph squares off with the Elk-hair Caddis, and the Adams goes up against the Woolly Bugger

    The first-ever TU-Loon Outdoors Spring Fly Showdown comes down to four much-loved fly patterns that likely have homes in fly boxes all over the world. Two classic dry-fly patterns, an old-school, yet still-beloved nymph and likely the best streamer pattern ever tied. Game 1: Elk-hair caddis vs. Prince Nymph https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O24oZLeiEYo Tying the Elk-hair Caddis. Like…

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    Spring Fly Showdown: The Prince Nymph vs. the RS2

    The Prince Nymph vs. the RS2

    The TU-Loon Spring Fly Showdown is down to the final eight flies, including the two classics featured in this matchup. Today, one of the best attractor nymph patterns ever tied goes up against the a tricky emerger that's especially adept at fooling picky trout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfAFJvbgWTk Tying the Prince Nymph. The Prince Nymph might be a…

  • Fishing Conservation TROUT Magazine

    The lowly whitefish

    The mountain whitefish native to the northwest U.S. There’s trout water, and then there’s trout water that also holds mountain whitefish. The latter is likely healthier.  Whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) are often greeted by anglers with the same enthusiasm they might afford a creek chub or a sucker. The slightly downturned snout may not be as…

  • Fishing Fly tying Travel TROUT Magazine

    The Prince Nymph

    Cave Falls, Yellowstone National Park. I stood up to the bottom of my shorts in the gloriously cool waters of the Fall River, just as it prepares to leave the environs of Yellowstone National Park and wind through a short stretch of Wyoming and into Idaho, where it's tumultuous currents finally meet the Henry's Fork…

  • Video spotlight Fishing Fly tying

    Natural vs. Prince

    One thing nymph anglers often forget--or may never realize--is that nymphs, particularly if they're suspended under an indicator or high-sticked through a fishy run, will ride through the water column vertically. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc4KncCDsLQ The good news is, natural nymphs, when struggling in the current and not able to reconnect to river-bottom stones and rocks or other…