Nymph fishing is the most productive of fly fishing for trout. In some months nymphs will be the only producer. Nymph fishing does take more technique and skill than does dry fishing to get the most out trout water.

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Nymph Fishing for Trout

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Some times of the year nymphs are the only flies that will reliably catch mountain trout. Other time, the nymphs may still be the most productive fly. Popular nymphs are a personal choice and too numerous to mention here. Also, the most productive nymph will change during the year. Check out some of the Eastern and Western hatch charts to help make a selection.

Nymph fishing does involve technique and strategy to be most productive. The articles and books below are good to get you started and may benefit the most accomplished wet fisherman. Enjoy nymph fishing.

If you find yourself on the water with no identifiable hatch you can use a prospecting fly to help your narrow down. A prospecting fly is usually larger, often brighter, than the hatching fly to help trout notice and recognize a fly as food. Fishing multiple flies on a dropper rig may also improve your odds. When there is no apparent hatch it may be an excellent time to get out the terrestrials. The fly assortments below may help you put together a robust fly collection or it may be time to start tying your own trout flies.

Rainy flies are very productive, high quality flies. Rainy is world known as an innovator in the fly tying art. Well worth the money for their productivity. Many anglers and tiers keep these flys as a reference. Good flies.

Rainy's Flies
Mayfly Nymphs (FL902)
The best 36 nymphs you could have in your armament! This combination of traditional bead-head and regular nymphs as well as some Rainy's Signature nymphs will catch fish on any occasion. Good for the beginner just starting out or for advanced anglers stocking up their fly boxes for the season. Collection comes in a sleek re-usable, 4 compartment fly box. Contains: Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Hare's Ear Nymphs, Lightning Bug,
Copper/Copper, Zug Bug, Tellico Nymph, Rainy's
® Real Meal Nymphs, Rainy's® Split Tail Nymphs.
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$49.99

Rainy's Flies
24/7 Trout (FL903)
This collection combines our All time Favorite Dries and our Mayfly Nymph collections into one assortment. It contains 36 traditional dries and nymphs that have been time tested, proven producers over the past 50 years. This will give beginners everything they need to start fishing or give advanced anglers all their basic flies for a trip. Flies contained in a nice re-usable, 5 compartment fly box. Definitely the collection of flies you can fish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Contains: Adams, BWO, PMD, Griffith's Gnat, October Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Little Yellow Sally, Humpy, Wulff, Dave's Hopper, BH Hare's Ear, BH Prince, BH Pheasant Tail, BH Western Stone, BH Wooly Bugger.
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$59.99

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One of the quickest ways to learn fly fishing or to improve your fly fishing skills is by watching others successfully do it. These DVDs come highly recommended by our staff and readers. [See other DVDs]

The Underwater World of Trout
Discovery - Volume 1
In this unique video you will be taken into The Underwater World of Trout. The view under the stream is not as bucolic and stable as you have come to believe. A stream is alive, not just with trout and insects, but with minnows, crayfish, and a varied mix of living things. What looks like crystal clear water is chock full of sticks, leaves, bubbles and larvae. This exploration of a trout's world, from under the surface, opens your eyes to a new appreciation of trout and their living world. 52 min
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$24.95

The Underwater World of Trout - DVD
Feeding Lies- Volume 2
Feeding Lies explores trout's feeding lies. To truly know trout, you must see the world through their eyes. The stream is alive, not only with trout, but all sorts of things. Explores a trout's world throught the underwater camera, opening your eyes to a new appreciation of trout and their living world. A narrated journey into their world. In this unique video you will be taken into The Underwater World of Trout. A stream is alive, not just with trout and insects, but with minnows, crayfish, and a varied mix of living things. What looks like crystal clear water is chock full of sticks, leaves, bubbles and larvae. This exploration of a trout's world, from under the surface, opens your eyes to a new appreciation of trout and their living world. There is also footage of sea-run rainbow and brown trout.
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$24.95

Advanced Nymph Fishing
with Rick Hafele and John Smeraglio
Two disk set. If you fish nymphs but wonder what approach to use, let Advanced Nymph Fishing take you to the next level. Learn short line techniques and long line techniques. Learn how: to setup single- and multi-nymph systems to fish at different water depths, cast multi nympy systems, fish nymphs at the level where fish hold, fish nympsh effectively in all river water types.
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$39.95

Czech Nymph
and Other Related Fly Fishing Methods 3rd Edition
The Czech numph has been a fly fishing phenomenon that has won converts all over the world and to all of them, as well as newcomers to the sport, this book will prove invaluable in creating a greater understanding of the technique of short nymphing under the rod tip. The more experienced angler will find herein about 150 numph patterns that track the origins and evolution of such patterns from the pioneering days to now.
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Several of the following articles are excellent on trout fishing with nymphs:

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