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Czech Woven Nymph

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Why this nymph?

  1. It is simple and it should remain simple.
  2. Simply, it sinks fast.
  3. Two tone opportunities.

Woven Czech Nymph

My other recommendation, remember that this hook rides up, so tie the under-belly colour on the outer radius.

I usually do not tie blue and yellow, as illustrated, but good combinations are Dark-Green/Light-Green, Black/Any-Colour, Green/Yellow.  I would think two-tone browns and olives would also work, but have not tried it.

As far as materials, I use Wool, Antron and Synthetic Floss, typically on a Size 8 Deep Curve Hook, such as a Partridge Czech 8 Hook, as shown above. Just remember, the colour of your body will change when it gets wet, so test your materials underwater, before you tie a dozen.

Experiement with wire ribbing and the fullness (thickness) of the woven yarn.  You can add weight, but you must have a smooth underbody.

And the best way to learn how to tie this nymph, the Oliver Edwards DVD, as referenced below, and practice. Including, especially, tieing off at the heat.  Keep it simple.


Written by raspberryfisher

2010/03/13 at 18:00

Posted in Fly-Tying, Nymphs

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  1. […] the weighted fly is on the point fly only, like a weighted woven czech nymph , cased caddis or one of the many bead-head nymphs out […]

  2. […] S – Pony Clamp used to hold Vise in-place, when tying Woven Czech Nymphs. […]

  3. These nymphs are designed to be fished in fast water. They tumble…
    Your comments are misleading, though I’m sure not intended to be The “attractor” color that you designate should be tied on the back which has the largest surface are in order to provide the maximum amount of the color possible. Your comments would apply if fishing still water.


    2012/04/10 at 07:18

    • Mark, I do fish these in moving water. As far as colour, I do note in the blog that I rarely use blue-yellow and more likely use natural tone bodies. Belonging to the club – “it is your fly”, you can move the attractor to the top and make it bolder. I have since added some olive in the arsenal, but of late I have been concentrating either swinging flies, getting them off the surface or leave empty handed. Please note that I fish for many species, so sometimes an attractor as a change up works, but I am more likely to either do black or somethine lower key and natural.

      It may be wrong, but as the hook point seems to ride up, I have a tendancy to put the higher tone on what is believed to be the bottom and it is fished.

      My biggest challenge with such this pattern is actually its size. Tying and fishing a nymph on a size 8 hook, was outside my comfort zone, when I started trying this.

      Thank you for the comments


      2012/04/10 at 07:40

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