Scruffy Nymph

I got exasperated (again) by trout after trout coming short to all of my mayfly patterns until eventually suspecting that they were chasing and taking lots of the rising nymphs under, on or near the surface, as well as occasional newly hatched duns floating down. A rough representation was tied and next day… instant success, Floating the scruffy dressing in the surface film produced aggressive takes. The more it was taken the more mangled it became, and the more they seemed to like it!


Trout loved the scruffy dressing

Mangled Mayfly nymph