Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

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Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by nativecutt » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:31 am

Hi All, I’ve been studying a little of a John Atherton the last few yrs thanks to a mentor, Michael Gula. While well known for his dry flies, the lesser known Atherton nymphs, no.1, no.2, no.3 are of particular interest at the moment. In addition to his nymphs, I’m curious of the opinion of converting his nymphs into flymph patterns as well...sacreligious ? Perhaps. (pictured is his no.2)
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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by redietz » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:27 am

Works for me.
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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by upstatetrout » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:30 am

Works for me too. But, I would switch to a different hook other than the one pictured unless you believe in hit and miss fishing! Well tied though!


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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by nativecutt » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:57 am

Here’s the trio
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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by nativecutt » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:11 pm

Just for fun, not for fishing!
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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by letumgo » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:45 pm

There is an excellent article about John Atherton in the American Fly Fisher magazine

LINK TO Winter Edition 1980 (Volume 7/No. 1/Page 11): http://www.amff.org/wp-content/uploads/ ... No1web.pdf

What did you use for the wing case? I'd like to give these a try. Definitely looks like fun.

Carl Sanders (Oldhat) has wandered off on this path too...
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Sacrilegious? Perhaps. But if we are going to hell, at least it will be with good company. :D ;)
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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by Roadkill » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:07 pm

They all look like beautiful flymphs to me. ;) 8-)
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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by nativecutt » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:41 pm

Ray-of course Carl has already been down this road. Beautiful bug! Thanks for the article too!

Roadkill-just nymphs for now!
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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by joaniebo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:12 am

I did a few feeble attempts several years back of Atherton-style nymphs and soft hackles:

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Re: Nymph ——— > Flymph Conversion

Post by letumgo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:07 pm

Feeble? Hardly... ;)
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