The Road to Wingless Wet Flies or Flymphs

An interesting piece on Global Flyfisher covering ‘flymphs’ (sometime called ‘Spider’ flies, mainly in the UK) which are flies halfway betwen a dry fly and a nymph. As it should be; the flies represent a nymphs making their way to the surface.

The article covers a little of their history, how to fish them, and some patterns to tie. I regularly carry some flymphs in my fly boxes – they have provided a way to catch fish when all else has failed – which of course begs the question, why don’t I use them first?