Top 10 Nymphs

Grand Lake Stream, Maine

Dead drift, dead drift, dead drift.  Did I say dead drift?   Critical technique when nymphing anywhere, but especially on Grand Lake Stream in Maine.  I prefer short upstream cast, floating lines with no strike indicator, however an indicator can be useful for novice nymphers.  You may fish single fly, double or triple.  I tend to go double with the lead fly larger and heavy followed by a smaller caddis imitation to size 20.  Add split shot ahead of the lead fly in fast water.  Tie a dropper to the bend of the hook with 5x tippet with a clinch knot.

  • Prince
  • Pheasant Tail, traditional
  • Pheasant Tail, black
  • Brassie
  • Copper John
  • Golden Stone
  • Serendipity
  • WD-40
  • Zebra Midge
  • Diving Caddis

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