Nymph

Trout spend most of their time feeding under water, and for those of us used to fishing through the colder months, we can appreciate a decent nymph pattern. With the selection we have online here, you'll be able to rig a traditional Czech or other double dropper setup... plus, we've got the right bugs to get your hopper-dropper game on the mend (pun intended). Click below and find a pattern to fit your waters.


Nymph
  • Fly Tying: N40 Caddis

    I am not really sure why, but there are a few things I like about this fly. Gold beads work. That’s been proven over the last 30 years on about a billion

  • Fly Tying: Crust Nymph

    We have actually been tying the crust nymph for a long time. After analyzing how slender mayfly bodies are in the Missouri, we started to slender up the bo

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  • Fly Tying: Pheasant Tail

    The Pheasant Tail Nymph imitates a variety of aquatic insects. It can be compared to the nymph version of the Adams.

  • Fly Tying: Marabou Damsel

    This is a simple, yet effective, damsel pattern tied with minimal materials. Fish it primarily is still water, like lakes or slow moving river currents.

  • Fly Tying: N40 Tufted Zebra Midge

    One could argue that the Zebra midge is one of the best trout flies of all time. This is especially true on western tailwaters.

  • Fly Tying: Mini Mo Czech Nymph

    Another winner from the vise of Sam Wike. Traditional Czech Nymphs are a player on the Missouri River year round.

  • Joe’s North 40 Skwala

    Skwala stoneflies are the first large bug of the year to hatch on many of our rivers. They are eagerly anticipated by trout and anglers alike.

  • Fly Tying: Perfecting the Tailwater Sow Bug

    The Tailwater Sow Bug is an extremely effective nymph for the Missouri River that produces year round. I have been tinkering with TW Sow variations and her

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  • Fly Tying Wednesday: UV Tung Prince

    The UV Tung Prince combines the classic reliability of the Prince Nymph along with new-age UV synthetics and a tungsten bead.

  • Zebra Midge

    The Zebra Midge is a simple pattern to tie and is a staple pattern here on the Missouri River all year. This bug has an added wing of Krystal Flash.

  • Tungsten Parrot Nymph

    Another great new fly from our North40 Fly Shop! Check it out here!

  • Telleen's Bitch Creek Variant

    Fred Telleen from North 40 Fly Shop in Great Falls, MT ties up his rendition of the popular Bitch Creek fly.

  • Tailwater Sowbug

    The Tailwater Sow Bug is an extremely effective nymph for the Missouri River that produces year round.

  • Snapping Craw

    The Snapping Craw made its way onto the scene during the past few high water years on the Missouri.

  • Red Headed Stepchild

    Hogan Brown designed the Red Headed Stepchild to take the place of two general attractor nymphs; the Red Copper John and Red Headed Prince.

  • Ray Charles Sow Bug

    Denver Rathbun at the Great Falls North 40 Fly Shop is behind the vise tying the Ray Charles, which is a must-have for the Missouri River.

  • Purple Lightning Bug

    Denver ties the Purple Lightning Bug. This pattern fishes well most months of the year, but especially in the Fall and Winter months, and makes for a great

  • Pat's Rubber Legs

    Pats rubber legs is a stonefly pattern that works well in both spring and fall when the stonefly nymphs are on the drift. This fly can also be fished a wee

  • Olson's Truckee Craw

    Justin Olson has developed this amazing little crayfish pattern from fishing hard for big browns on the Truckee river and other near Reno, Nevada.

  • Hot Spot Czech Nymph

    Justin developed this heavy nymph pattern to get down deep fast in freestone water out west. It makes for a good runoff fly that would be effective on Belt

  • Bubble Back PMD

    This is an attention grabbing Pale Morning Dun nymph imitation. The CDC going over the bead creates a bubble looking top that really looks like emerging wi

  • Firebead Sow Bug

    We would like to recognize the Fire Bead Sow Bug for its exemplary achievement, contribution, and performance as a valued team member of our fly box.

  • Dirdle Bug

    Get down and dirty with the Dirdle Bug. It is a great fly to use in the spring during high water, especially on freestone streams like Montana's Yellowston

  • D-bise's Blue Nymph

    Dustin Bise is on the vise this week tying up his blue nymph. A combination of prince nymph and czech nymph characteristics, this fly is an all around good

  • D-bise Damsel Fly Nymph

    Dustin Bise is back on the vise this week tying up his damsel fly nymph. He fishes it on still water underneath an indicator, preferably when there's a lig