Mayfly Nymph Fishing Fly Patterns imitate the Nymph stage of the Mayfly’s life cycle. Mayfly Nymphs are the underwater stage of the May Fly. They are found pretty much all over the world and are a favorite food of fish. Some say Mayflies make up 60% of a fishes diet.
Mayfly Nymphs will be found in fast moving water, in shady spots.
They will be found clinging to rocks and sand, burrowed into the stream bed, swimming, or crawling along the bottom.
Mayfly Nymphs are very sensitive to pollution and will not be found in polluted waters.
There is a group of fly fishermen that feel that fishing Nymphs is below them.
There is also a group of fishermen that only fish Nymphs and say that it is the best way to catch fish. Try it out, there are no real rules to fly fishing. Try what works. All of the Nymph pattern fishing flies are not being tied for decoration. They really do catch fish.
Some of the Mayfly Nymph Fly Patterns include;
|A. P. Beaver Nymph||A.P. Olive Nymph|
|A.P. Peacock and Pheasant Nymph||American March Brown|
|Baetis Nymph||Big Yellow May|
|Black Drake||Black Filoplume Mayfly|
|Black Kaufmann’s Hare’s Ear||Black Mayfly Nymph|
|Black Quill||Black’s Lite Brite Hare’s Ear|
|Blue Quill Nymph||Blue Wing Olive|
|Blue Wing Olive CDC Emerger||Blue Wing Olive CDC Floating Nymph|
|Brown Drake Nymph||Brown Filoplume Mayfly|
|Brown Floating Nymph||Brown Kaufmann’s Hare’s Ear|
|BWO Trailing Shuck Dun||Caenis Nymph|
|Callibaetis Nymph||Cate’s Turkey|
|Catskill Canadensis||Catskill Hendrickson|
|Catskill March Brown||CDC BWO Floating Nymph/Emerger|
|CDC Callibaetis Floating Nymph/Emerger||CDC PMD Floating Emerger Nymph|
|CDC Trico Floating Nymph/Emerger||Dark Leptophlebia Nymph|
|Elk Wing Emerger||Feather Duster|
|Flashabou Nymph||Genie May|
|Green Drake CDC Emerger||Green Drake Emerger|
|Harrop Captive Dun||Harrop Green Drake Emerger|
|Harrop Surface Emerger||Ida May|
|Janssen’s Emerging Callibaetis||Krystal Flash Baetis|
|Lawson’s Brown Drake||Lawson’s Green Drake|
|Light Cahill||Lingren’s Olive|
|Longtail March Brown||Marabou Nymph|
|March Brown Nymph||Near Enough|
|Mayfly Emerger||Olive Filoplume Mayfly|
|Olive Kaufmann’s Hare’s Ear||Ostrich Blue Wing Olive|
|Ostrich Callibaetis||Ostrich Pale Morning Dun|
|Otter||Pale Morning Dun|
|Pale Morning Dun Emerger||Paraleptophlebia Nymph|
|Paranymph Callibaetis||PMD Floating Nymph|
|PMD Trailing Shuck Dun||Quill Gordon|
|Red Brown||Rust/Brown SRI CDC Emerger|
|Scott’s Floating Nymph||Skip Nymph Dark|
|Sulphur Dun Nymph||Sulphur Dun Nymph|
|Sulphur SRI CDC||Emerger Timberline|
|Velma May||Western Blue Quill Nymph|
|White/Black SRI CDC Emerger||Wiggle Gray Drake|
|Wiggle Green Drake||CDC Emerger|