Arthur Cove's Nymphs

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Arthur Cove's Nymphs

Post by joaniebo » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:43 pm

A pic from Arthur Coves's book plus a few that I did "trying" to imitate his dressings.
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Re: Arthur Cove's Nymphs

Post by Roadkill » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:36 pm

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Re: Arthur Cove's Nymphs

Post by letumgo » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:30 pm

Is the orange pattern one of his too? I gotta pul out his book again, and study the patters again.

I was always surprised by how far he tyed into the bend of the hook. It adds to the imitative quality of the flies, but made me wonder about the durability.

Have you fished these much?
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Re: Arthur Cove's Nymphs

Post by Johnno » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 pm

I have never seen nor read his book. So what’s his idea behind the fly being tied around the bend? Was he imitating a cased caddis or midge?
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Re: Arthur Cove's Nymphs

Post by Bazzer69 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:57 pm

Johnno wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 pm
I have never seen nor read his book. So what’s his idea behind the fly being tied around the bend? Was he imitating a cased caddis or midge?
Cove’s nymphs were largely tied on a grub hook ( caddis ) and fished on a leader greased up to within a few inches of the fly In the seventies in Britain, it was supposed to imitate hatching buzzers.
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Re: Arthur Cove's Nymphs

Post by joaniebo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:14 pm

letumgo wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Is the orange pattern one of his too? I gotta pul out his book again, and study the patters again.

I was always surprised by how far he tyed into the bend of the hook. It adds to the imitative quality of the flies, but made me wonder about the durability.

Have you fished these much?
I haven't fished these much recently, but I haven't fished much of anything recently! :>)

Some related info and a pic from his book "My Way With Trout.":

https://www.czechnymph.com/en/fly-fishi ... asant-tail

A slightly modified version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3Q8Eo76RHU

https://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tying- ... nymph.html
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