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Dragonfly Nymph (3 Pack)

Dragonfly Nymph (3 Pack)

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The dragonfly nymph is a staple in every flyfisherman's trout fly case. This strong and resilient dragonfly nymph features shades of black and red and incorporates a Steve Farrar blend in the tail and legs.

This fly is sold in packs of three.
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Dragonfly Nymph Overview

Dragonflies have three main lifecycle stages, the first being the egg stage, which is usually laid in or near freshwater. The second stage is the larva stage, which is also known as the nymph stage. The nymph stage is the longest life stage for a dragonfly. The final stage occurs after a mature nymph completes metamorphosis, and becomes an adult dragonfly.

During the nymph stage, the dragonfly catches and eats live prey at every opportunity, these young dragonflies are extremely active throughout well-weathered days. All nymphs have six legs and wing sheaths and can shoot out in an instant and catch prey. Nymphs' prey includes insect larvae, crustaceans, worms, snails, leeches, tadpoles and small fish.

Some species of nymphs are covered in hairs that collect silt and debris from their habitats. The most common colours of nymphs are black, green, tan, and shades of red.

Imitation Design

When using a dragonfly nymph pattern, we are aiming to imitate a nymph as closely as possible. It is not uncommon for nymphs to slowly swim across the water as they hunt their prey. Although if startled, they will often dart away quickly in short distances of 4 to 6 inches.

This means there are two main methods of fishing a nymph, this first method is a slow retrieval, which imitates the hunting behaviour of a nymph. The second method is a jerking retrieval which imitates the spooked behaviour of the nymph.

Using the jerk retrieval through the shallow parts of a lake and the slow or dead retrieval through slow-moving water can produce some massive strikes!

Dragonfly Nymph Best Uses

Dragonfly nymphs are a staple of every Stillwater trout's diet due to their abundant presence around lakes. These nymphs can be fished year-round, although, in the absence of a hatch, it's not uncommon to find nymphs nestled in the weeds toward the bottom of the lake.

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Can I buy just one fly?

A: All flies are sold in packs of three unless stated otherwise.

Are the flies hand tied?

A: Yes, all the flies listed on our website are hand-crafted and expertly tied.

Do you have a refund policy?

A: We offer a 60 day, 100% money-back guarantee. Simply email us within 60 days for a full refund, NO questions asked.

What are the shipping times?

A: Shipping times vary based on location, but we make every effort to get your pack to you as quickly as possible. On average, most customers receive their pack within 7-10 business days of placing their order. If you need your pack faster, expedited shipping options are available at an additional cost. Please contact us for more information on expedited shipping options.