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Name

Gemma nymph

Type

Nymph

Author

John Plowman

Inspiration

Gemma was the name of my Springer x Labrador dog who supplied the brown fur.

Date concieved

1990s

Hook

12 light wire wet fly

Thread

Brown or black

Weighting

none

Tail

none

Body

Mid to light brown rabbit or hare

Rib

Fine silver or gold wire

Thorax

Orange seal fur

Legs

none

Wings

none

Eyes

none

Hackle

none

Tying instructions

Both body and thorax fur needs to be applied using a fur spinner and then vigorously raked out with a Velcro pad..

Fishing Instructions

This is a very good caddis pupa imitation so use it in those May/June evenings when the sedges are active. Fish as the top or middle dropper on a long leader with a floating line and a medium fast retrieve.

Interesting facts

N/A

Variants