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FredHOctober 19th, 2009, 5:52 am
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
What would you say is the nymph that would be in most fishermens fly box. And what insect is it an immitation of?
TaxonOctober 19th, 2009, 8:04 am
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Royse City, TX

Posts: 1350
Hi Fred,

For streams in the Pacific Northwest, I would say Prince Nymph, which imitates a stonefly nymph.
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Roger Rohrbeck
Flatstick96October 19th, 2009, 9:26 am
Posts: 127
If I had to guess at the nymph that you would be most likely to find in most peoples' boxes, I'd guess Hare's Ear.

As to what it imitates: lots of things, really.

And yes, I've seen people catch fish in the Guad. on Hare's Ear nymphs. :-)
UPTroutBumOctober 19th, 2009, 9:34 am
Marquette, MI

Posts: 33
Hare's Ear, Pheasant tail, & Prince. I have many in bead head and non bead head.
" The true fisherman approaches the first day of fishing season with
all the sense of wonder and awe of a child approaching Christmas." John Voelker
TroutnutOctober 19th, 2009, 8:47 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Yep: Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tail, and Prince would be the ones in the most fishermens' fly boxes, I think. Probably in that order, although PT might be first.

I was a little confused by the question, though: "most imitated" would be asking about the actual insects, but "in the fly boxes" would be asking about the flies. Everyone's answered the latter.

The former is harder; it depends how broad a category you want to look at. For a single species, it's probably the Hendrickson nymph. For a family, probably Baetidae (BWO) nymphs.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
LastchanceOctober 20th, 2009, 3:20 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
I'd say PT, hare's ear and prince nymph.
TeddypOctober 21st, 2009, 1:42 pm
North Carolina

Posts: 18
I'm in the same boat. Gotta be Hare's ear and PT. Don't know many without those in the fly box.


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