Top 3 Nymphs for Grayling and Trout (Hare’s Ear, Red Tag and Pheasant Tail Nymphs) – Tie TV

Top 3 Nymphs for Grayling and Trout (Hare’s Ear, Red Tag and Pheasant Tail Nymphs) – Tie TV


hi I’m caught the vivillon Munson and I work for flight dressing and now we’re up in northern Finland shooting a flight TV episode so today I’m going to show you in this tight TV episode the three best flies from this trip it’s also three of my favorite patterns that works really good in every situation on both grayling and trout so if you’re getting started with named fishing history or a perfect start the first one we’re going to tie is the hairs heir name with a little variation of it this one here it’s a really popular trout fly but it’s been really effective in grayling also it’s always a good all-round fly and it can imitate every hatching insects so let’s get started first of all we need a hook this hairs there I’m using as a point fly it’s the deepest fly in the water on my rake so I’m using a wide gape jig hook from Partridge it’s got a nice deep Bend and a wide gate here I have a size 14 but they’re quite they’re actually quite big in the size so I use a one size smaller than usual now we also need a slotted tungsten bead I’m using the new one from fly dressing the three-and-a-half millimeter copper usually on my point flight I always go with a three and a half normally sometimes if it’s really low water three or maybe two and a half but my main millimetre is three and a half on the point fly and the reason why we use slaughtered on Jake hook it because it’s fits much better on the hook and it will actually make the jigging effect better on this fly so if you see a slaughtered fits perfectly in front of tie and a jig hook has the eye up not sideways so it will go like this in the water now we can start tying I’m using 8:02 extreme brown thread nothing special I just like the brown thread because I’m putting on hairs hair and it’s quite light in the body so I start with a brown thread so it’s looks better first just attach the thread like this then we can start directly with the ribbing I’m not using copper wire or anything like that I’m actually using flue hot Orange UTC thread as a ribbing this is my hot spot for this fly and it’s been really effective for me so just take off a piece you don’t need more than maybe 10 centimeter of piece but I’m thinking quite long now just so I have more to work on so it’s easier to pull it so what I’m doing now I’m putting the end of the thread inside the bead and just tighten it up and then I work my way backwards and I go all the way down right before the bend so when it comes to the bend you can just let this lay here because now we’re going to put on the sail and as a tail I’m using DeLeon I always use cocktail Leon on my nails I don’t know why but but it’s really nice material here’s a Leon feather and we’re going to use that one usually on deck Oakley unfetter you have a little more softer parts down and more stiffer parts up so usually I prefer these parts down here so I’m just going to take away the under rule first the soft tackle here this so on my point fly which is normally a size 14 and 12 I usually go around 8 fibers but it doesn’t really matter that much you can just see how if it looks good or not here’s a nice bunch of feathers so so the length of the tail I usually say half of the hook that’s my favorite so it’s not too long either so I just measure shortly like maybe here and I go like this change position with the fingers hold with your left hand nip your thumb I just I went all the way forward with it just to secure it more and I just cut off the remaining parts so now I’m just going backwards again with the tread all the way back to the tail so I’m just stopping where I want it so now I think the tails look good just some extra thread just to secure it more and now it’s time for the dubbing this it’s just normally hair cerdo being in color natural brown or light brown when I’m making a body underneath I usually taper it from thin to thicker in the back to the fourth so I’m just going to put on some light material here not too much and that will make it thicker in front so just spin the dubbing on the thread nothing complicated and just make some turns see how it gets take some more I like it better to take it step by step now and don’t take too much in the beginning because then it will only get a really fat fly and it doesn’t look that pretty so it takes a little longer time the way I do it but I think it’s worth it so just a little more and when we’re just leaving a little gap between the Derby and slaughtered bid next step now the ribbing usually I just make around for terms like this and when I come all the way in front just hold it tight and secure so what I actually want to do now is a little bit risky but usually it works and I want to brush out a little of the hair cell so the thread isn’t that visible so the hair side will cover a little bit more of the thread so I don’t want to clip the thread first because then I will destroy it so just hold it like this and brush a little easy so when I’m brushing it out like this we get a little more transparent mix so the dubbing covers the thread more but you can see it true anyway it looks really nice so when you’re done that clip off the ribbing and now it’s time for some CDC so I’m just doing a double dubbing loop around like this two times around and just secure it like this so I use just this big old boy just to hold it so now we need some CDC I uses this CDC hair dark grey nothing special it’s good CDC it’s good quality but I like the grey color on every nymph a tie so this color is my favorite so I’m just going to take out a bunch of CDC hair and let’s see if I can find a nice little nice length for me I don’t want the longest parts but this looks actually good I only use one side when I tell a CDC on a nymph I don’t want too much CDC either so I’m just going to use the lower side now to tie on the CDC I used petit Sean magic – I have the smallest clip here so I hold it like this put the tool on like this and I just clip it so now I have the material in this clip here and I will attach it into the dubbing loop putting the thread over the clip pushing it slowly against the CDC and now I have a nice amount of CDC here but it’s not stuck yet so I need to spin it the thread so like this the thing I do now is just I make one turn first so I get the CDC closer to the fly and then I just a little spit and my finger and just pull the CDC backwards and if you think you have too much CDC now on the fly you can just stop here and secure the threat but I’m going to make one more turn like this go up here and now I just hold this dubbing loop forward and secure with my thread clip the thread with the dubbing loop and then I just hold the CDC backwards and just secure with a little more truth like this so now I can actually see that I have some longer fibers of CDC and some shorter because the CDC feather is not the same length all the way so I’m just I’m holding with my thumb and pointer finger I’m just pulling it backwards like this taking my other finger and then I see the length there and I don’t I don’t want to see these see feathers to be much longer than the fly so I just nip some millimeters off like this and the last thing our thorax usually my favorite dubbing for Toric’s is peacock dubbing it doesn’t matter which brand it is but now I’m using this I stop peacock from hairline it’s more green than brown in it or black but green is a really good color for trout also so I’m using this one now take a little amount out it doesn’t have to be too much so this storage should just be right in front of the CDC between the CDC and the slaughter bit so I’m just making some turns like this and the fly is done now we just need to secure it with a whip finish and some UV glue I prefer actually UV glue I’m just putting some UV glue on the thread here got my whip finish my beautiful we finish some turns you can secure one more time like this cut off the thread so now you can see the hot spot really really good so it’s like a hidden hot spot that’s what I think is so nice with this fly so here you have it the hairs err name a good old one if that you can use almost everywhere or you can use them everywhere but I’m also going to show you two other patterns that is actually quicker second fly is the orange tag this was my top fly during this shooting the reason why it’s so attractive and catches so many fish is probably just the hot spot the orange part section it works everywhere and even though this was my top fly it catches so many fish it probably catches twice the amount of our hair and fastened tail together actually just this place on railing it’s really effective it actually are many versions of this you can call it orange tag red tag and use different body material and Toric’s but I’m just going to show you one simple orange tag pattern that I use so for this since it’s my top fly I’m not going to use a jig because I don’t need it them it will just cruise around quite high right under the surface so I’m using the shack name folk it’s got a nice band so we need also slaughtered tungsten bead for this one so I’m just going with a three millimeter gold like this and again just thread it on the hook thread it all the way to the eye and now you’re ready to start tying on it take stream eight zero so just secure the thread second step ribbing and now we’re using copper wire it’s from whoopsie UTC it’s a small so it’s really thin this is the main leader wire I’m using on my name’s when I’m not using thread so I’m just pulling off a part probably around six seven centimeter just to have some extra to work on putting it inside the eye and securing all the way back and now comes the tag part and I’m actually using this again flew a hot orange thread a little more fluorescent than a normal orange tag and I like this version of it so I’m just folding the thread like so it’s thicker like this and now it’s four times just right here so just pinching it down like this and securing from the end of the hook and forward towards the bead so when I’m done with that I can just go backwards again all the way back where I want to de fly it to end feel like this maybe so now I’m just clipping off the tail I don’t want too long tail just a small bit some millimeters like this just going forward again with the track just securing some more orange straighter so you don’t see it so much true and now it’s time for the picot kill I use it a lot on names so I’m going to tie with this no one now so what I’m doing on such a small fly and just put taking one hole and just pulling it double like this on a hook securing and to make the hell stronger and more durable I’m actually twinning it around my tread so I’m doing like this just a couple of times and I winding the whole forward together with the thread so I’m just doing it this I’m stopping here leave a little gap between the hill and the eye now I just need to secure the hill some terms around that’s good now you take the ribbing actually doing that the opposite way of the ribbing the whole just to secure it even more so now I have three turns almost the same gap between the ribs and four terms and secure this and I use a higher sister also a one that I’ve destroyed a little so I can just rip it next step again CDC make a dubbing loop around and secure just the same procedure again try to find a nice feather not too long and find the right amount of CDC this right is actually smaller than the last one I’m tired this is my top flight so I’m going to use a smaller CDC feather and a smaller amount also so I can just tear off a little under this side actually so it’s not too much so I’m starting with the shorter fibers up and finishing with the longer so maybe like this secure the CDC in the dubbing loop spin one turn to get the CDC closer so spit on your fingers and pull it backwards then secure the thread I’m also doing the same thing here with us with the hair cell I’m just measuring how long the CDC fibers are and I don’t want him much longer than a hook so I just point find the length of the CDC here hold it and just tear off we’re going with the same again the I stabbed a peacock don’t make it too complicated just stick to one or two dubbings keep it simple because it’s it’s not difficult to tie effective and fish finding nymph it’s it’s really easy you don’t have to make it difficult so just some small parts of dubbing hair from the peacock between the CDC and the head like this may be a little much but probably will catch fish anyway I can just take just a little sap on it just to secure it now this is finished and I can show you with the UV light just to see how fluorescent the tail is as you can see it really glows so it’s a thread I really like especially on new places where it’s not high efficient pressure if it’s high fishing pressure and fish is getting slow I usually cut down on the on the glowing or fluorescent parts so that was the second fly not so pretty but catches a lot of fish so the third and last fly is this one the fasten tear it can be tied in many different ways but I’m just going to tie it the easy way I’m going to tie with a Lian tail fastened ribbing copper wire and some peacock dubbing and a flew orange hot spot with a copper bead head so this is mainly my my point fly together with the hair cell same procedure here using the jig hook since it’s my point fly and it will go all the way down to the bottom so I prefer a jig fly so it doesn’t get stuck so much in the bottom and doesn’t get so much weed and grass on it when it comes to the to the bead head on this light it’s no right answer you can use pink green silver copper black gold whatever bead you want I’m just going with something simple now as a copper bead head because the copper bead probably always works but the reason why I’m using it mostly off the time is because if the fish is a little spooky it’s better to go with copper than gold because gold gold is actually shining more in the water copper is more neutral copper and nickel is really good when it’s a shy fish now I took the three-and-a-half millimeter also the new one from fly dressing now I’m ready to type going with brown thread secure we need some ribbing and I’m going with you probably can see it’s so empty I have used so much of this it’s the ultra wire UTC copper it’s a small size it’s very thin it’s just to secure the fly even more it doesn’t add so much weight on it but with just this ribbing it you can catch many more fish on the same fly if you see like this fly here the orange tag that I fished with this flight TV I’ve caught probably over 100 fish on it and it still looks the same same procedure again put the wire in the head go backwards and again we’re going with the cocked Lian tail I have a nice amount of tail here the amount of fibers usually sizes from sizes so I can just hold it like this and say okay that looks nice or that looks a bit a little bit too much so I actually think it was a little bit too much now so I’m just trying again yeah and same with us with the hair sir around half the body length of the hook so round there and I just switch fingers since I’m a righty so I put my my fingers on my left hand to hold it and secure between my some go forward and cut off the remaining pieces here now we go backwards again go all the way back where you want to stop so I probably would like to stop around here so the tails are laying nice now right before the bend so that’s okay by me now and I’m going like forward to half of the hook because now I’m going to attach the fastens so here I have just a regular pheasant from vineyard I use two fibers fibers on size 12 14 and 16 one fiber on size 18 and 20 and three fibers on size 10 that’s just my opinion what’s the nicest what looks best since we tie now on a size 14 hook I’m just using two fibers because in my opinion then it’s perfect with the thickness and everything so just have two fibers here this is something I just learned for myself but I don’t know if it’s the right way or the wrong way but I’m actually attaching the fastened in the middle of the hook with the thin part because actually I want it’s getting thicker and thicker all the way back to the root so I wanted tapered all the way in front so I’m just tying it from halfway and then and when I come back here now the thing I want to do to secure this pheasant also I’m just giving it some spins with my fingers not too much because then it will break so I’m just spinning it a little like this then I then I’m taking it around this thread again so maybe three times and then just lay it next to the threat so I’m actually tying the pheasants together with the thread forward now and every turn I’m making I leave just a little gap not much so when I come forward just secure I don’t know how it looks from your side but probably not as good as my side when I attach the pheasant fibers I actually pull them from me around like this so I’m just going to secure the ribbing the copper wire the opposite way so it will hold extra just four to five turns as usual four and five the last one just take a whole round just around and then I just secure it it won’t show anyway because I’m having dubbing and flowers and thread over it so then I just cut off the wire again with my sister probably people hits that you can tie this also with CDC but I’m usually I fish it without CDC this this type on anything I don’t use a lot of CDC on a pheasant tail but if I do like swing fishing which stream like stream of fishing in rivers with sinking line I can fish pheasant tails with a lot of CDC in it and swing it around but for normal name fishing and going with this easy version without CDC so first off peacock Toby so like I told you Green is actually really attractive for the trout this color has helped me a lot in many competitions putting on some Derby maybe I can take a little more like this now just take a rib finish with the brown thread and then our hot spots the flu orange thread so I’m just making like two or three turns just to see it’s stuck now I don’t want too much other cut it off and actually we’ll do some UV on this one it reason why it starts but it’s because it separates itself out from all of the other insects floating in the water so it’s just something extra just to catch more fish and like I said earlier the only time I don’t use hot spot it’s just when it’s really slow fishing like in competition we fish for on the same place for many many hours so let’s say after eight hours in the same place maybe you want to cut down on the the hot spots because the people in front of you that I’ve fished there for eight hours they probably have used it so then it’s probably wise to choose a bead that is not so bright and also no hot spots I’m just going to do the wave finish like this I just quick flash with the UV light you can see the hot spots here also so guys mitered and final fly there’s many way to tie different colors shapes sizes of a nymph and you can like imitate the insect really really good but usually you don’t have to do it you can do it the easy way like this and you will catch a lot of fish so this is my tree all round names that I always have in a box and always catches fish for me I would love to hear your favorite flies in the comments and we will also give away this tree flies so leave a comment about why you want those flies and what you’re going to fish with it and we will pick one of you so if you like fly tying make sure to follow fly dressing on Instagram and if you want to see those three flies in action check out the fly TV news maniac episode that we filmed up here that was all for now thanks for watching and tight lines [Music]

57 thoughts on “Top 3 Nymphs for Grayling and Trout (Hare’s Ear, Red Tag and Pheasant Tail Nymphs) – Tie TV

  1. Thanks for the great video! Your 3 fly choices look very effective and would work perfect where I fish. Hopefully I can get a few!

  2. Fly tv is always a great show. Thank you for a inspiring fly tying and nymph fishing.
    Im planing a trip to Åre this summer and would love to try this nymph in the amazing waters for graylings and trouts. So I do hope you send them to me… thanks for a great show…

  3. The quality of your videos is simply fantastic, although I prefer the dry 🙂 You have managed to make the best nymphing video I have seen and you give very valuable advice. Thanks for that! The tying video is very clear, and I can see that you make the flyes really durable! I am crazy about fishing and I would love to try your flies wherever I go, this summer I will try to go to Finland. Tight lines and thanks again!

  4. I forgot to ask about the fluo-markers you use to paint the nylon to serve as strike indicator. Are they normal ones or of some specific kind? Thanks in advance!

  5. Great video and so fun to see what an experienced competitor are fishing with (but I guess you keep your secret patterns for your self;)

  6. Without the bead the orange tag is also great for rudd in smaller sizes and Ides in bigger sizes, especially with fluor green instead of red or orange and with a big black hackle instead of cdc.

  7. Thanks for the great video. I would try all three on an upcoming trip to the Maitland river in Ontario, Canada.

  8. Great video including 3 really nice patterns 😃👍
    Would be nice to get them as base for making myself some 😇 and to try them out in river Ljusnan were we spend a week around Midsummer.

    My own favorite to share is the Swimming Pheasant Tail, 90% on my rig hunting for grayling or trout 💪 But that might just change with these 3 new inspirations 🥰

  9. Dont pick me. As i will just tie them myself nothing matches the excitement of catching a fish on something you made yourself. Fishing rod included.

  10. Loved the nymphs and your presentation. I especially like the simplicity of the patterns and this series of flies would be wonderful to try in my home waters here in Wisconsin USA. Thanks for a great tutorial.

  11. Bardzo mi się podobają te muchy ,jutro spróbuje je ukręcić ,oczywiście podglądając jak Pan to robił .Szkoda że tak daleko Pan mieszka bo skorzystał bym z lekcji kręcenia .Pozdrawiam i czekam na następne filmy z kręcenia super much pstrągowych i lipieniowych. Nadmieniam że też posiadam taką samą wędkę Nymphoamaniac VISION w klasie 11/3 jest rewelacyjna ,trzyma każda rybę małą i dużą a szczególnie jest lekka. Mieszkam w Polsce i muj mejl to [email protected]

  12. I’ve no doubt these a great trout and grayling flies. I use very similar patterns BUT they are not the patterns you name. The names belong to other traditional flies and you have tied variations of them and they should be described as such to avoid confusion by less experienced anglers or tyers. Great tying but too casual naming.

  13. The pattern that have worked best for me (and have been given most time) is a frenchie like yours but with salmon pink dubbing as hot spot.
    I’ve got to try the peacock dubbing though👍🏼
    Love the technique twisting the fibers around the thread!
    Thanks Cato!

  14. Awesome video man! I'm going to the North Platte River for the 1st time this fall would love to try these three buggers!

  15. Nice nymphs dude and really well demonstrated too. I actually feel I might be able to manage these following your clear instruction! lol. I’d give them a go on the Upper Thames…..

  16. those simple suggestive patterns will catch fish all over the world..nicely done..you are definately better off making a amore durable fly when you counterwrap your material then wrap your wire rib in the direction of your thread yet most everyone does it the opposite way..if you think about it when u counterwrap a wire rib you are actually somewhat loosening it when you tie it off because your thread is not going the same direction if that makes sense but it is 100% true..

  17. Zrobiłem po kilka z każdej i wypróbowałem……łowią same…..nie dość, że ładne to na prawdę łowne…..Czy pokaże Pan jeszcze inne muchy? Dzięki

  18. Great video the three fly's I will ty.👍😎👍.do not stop making your video's👍😎👍.

  19. I tie very similar patterns down-under in NZ. I really appreciated your informative video. Well done and thanks.

  20. Not many flies work in the rivers here but I'm betting that cdc style thorax will really help… Thank you!!!

  21. Really nicely done, Cato. Your tutorial gave me some new ideas and I'm going to try them myself. Of course, if you want to send me the flies, I'll probably keep them as models for tying. 🧐

  22. I hope new fisher dont see this, you confuse them. Very expensive beatyfull coc de leon feather you hide, only a tiny bit is sticken out. You take a beat for sinking and then CDC for floating. I m not using my time too see the last two flies

  23. Brilliant video. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to try those flies. I'm going to tie them and some variants. Looking forward to your next video. Tight lines.

  24. Very neat nymphs they are a game changer for your standard coloured nymph patterns. Can't wait to tie some and fish them. FL orange has always been good on trout where I live.

  25. The red tag broke my slump. Even caught a smallmouth with it. Great pattern can’t wait ti try them all again.

  26. What type(color) of coq de leon do you use for this nymphs? I am geting materials online ,and there are several types of these feathers..

  27. Hi, great videos you make. Yes, less on the hotspots. Here in NorthCal here is a high pressure on the fish. Guys use alot of beadheads now days that really scare the fish. Here, one of top 3 flies definetly is zebra midge. Super simple to tie, natural and effective.

  28. Great Video…thanks for sharing…just beginning to ty my flies, but with your instruction I enjoy….thanks and go ahead making great fly fishing videos

  29. Great looking flies!! Going to try these here in BC for greyling, whats the plastic clip your using to put the CDC in the dub loop?

  30. These are absolutely my favorite nymphs, they have worked amazingly for me this summer. Will you be doing more patterns? I hope so.

  31. My number one fly is a pheasant tail that i tie almost exactly as you do your pheasant tail. However, i use black peacock dubbing instead of green. Do you think i would catch more fish if i tried green?

  32. Thank you for a great video, I like the way you present the videos, and the way you explain things, I have tied up a couple of the Red Tags and the Hare's Ear Nymph and they look great with the Peacock Green dubbing.

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