Simple dubbing nymphs – Ninfas de dubbing simples

Very effective and resistant in addition to being quite easy to tie, these nymphs are never absent in my fly boxes.
Get a good assortment of sizes and colors and you will have covered a large part of the underwater universe of the trout waters in your area.

Muy efectivas y resistentes ademas de bastante fàciles de atar, estas ninfas nunca estan ausentes en mis cajas de moscas.
Procùrate de un buen surtido de tamaños y colores y tendràs cubierto gran parte del universo subacuàtico de las aguas trucheras de tu zona.

Atherton Nymph – Ninfa Atherton

This is a nymph that draws attention for its blue wingcase, right? Its creator was John Atherton, an American plastic artist who loves hunting, fishing and outdoor life and who developed his work in the first half of the last century.
It is said that he was a pioneer of impressionism in the tying of flies, that school that emphasizes the subtle relationship of size, shape and color with some attractive detail to tempt the trout instead of resorting to more exact imitations.
I share here a couple of links in case you are interested in delving into the history and the tying of this pattern.
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/john-atherton
https://www.swtu.org/2020/01/02/atherton-nymph-number-two/
I have used it successfully.

Esta es una ninfa que llama la atenciòn por su wingcase azul verdad?, su creador fuè John Atherton, un artista plàstico norteamericano amante de la caza, la pesca y la vida al aire libre y que desarrollò su obra en la primera mitad del siglo pasado. Se dice que èl fuè un pionero del impresionismo en el atado de moscas, esa escuela que pone ènfasis en la sutil relacion de tamaño, forma y color con algun detalle de atracciòn para tentar a las truchas en vez de recurrir a imitaciones mas exactas.
Comparto aqui un par de enlaces por si interesa profundizar en la historia y el atado de este modelo.
https://www.illustrationhistory.org/artists/john-atherton
https://www.swtu.org/2020/01/02/atherton-nymph-number-two/
La he utilizado con èxito.

1986 brookie – Fonti de 1986

This brookie is from 1986 approximately, I caught it in the Paso de las Piedras river and it was immortalized in this photo, it was a good catch.

Esta fonti es de 1986 aproximadamente, la pesquè en el rìo Paso de las Piedras y quedò inmortalizada en esta foto, fuè una buena captura.

Stonefly nymph

In Còrdoba (Argentina) the plecòpteras are not as abundant as in other places.
Even so, the trout of our rivers decisively take imitations of this type when we present them correctly.
This fly in the photo is one that I have been tying and using from a long time ago and is based on a model that is already a classic, Ted`s Stone.
I have respected the original colors but replaced the chenille of that one with wool and dubbing for abdomen and thorax respectively.
Very effective

En Còrdoba (Argentina) las plecòpteras no son tan abundantes como en otros lugares.
Aùn asì , las truchas de nuestros rios toman con decisiòn imitaciones de este tipo cuando se las presentamos correctamente.
Esta mosca de la foto es una que vengo atando y usando desde hace bastante tiempo y està basada en un modelo que ya es un clàsico, Ted`s Stone.
He respetado los colores del original pero reemplazado el chenille de aquel por lana y dubbing para abdomen y tòrax respectivamente.
Muy efectiva.

Shielded ephemeroptera – Ephemeroptera escudada

Here is a nymph that I consider very interesting and that could imitate ephemeròpteras or some small crustaceans that abound in the rivers of the Còrdoba mountains.
I named it “Shielded Ephemeròptera”
This is the recipe:
Hook: for nymphs, of your preference, in sizes 14 and 12
Thread: 8/0 red or white (then you can use an indelible red marker)
Tail: grizzly hackle fibers
Abdomen: gray fox dubbing or substitute, covered with turkey feather segment as wingcase and fine silver wire rib
Thorax: gray fox dubbing or substitute with turkey feather segment wingcase
Legs: hungarian partridge collar
Note: It can be varnished over the turkey feather segments to give it more resistance.

Aquí una ninfa que considero muy interesante y que podría imitar efemerópteras o algunos pequeños crustáceos que abundan en los ríos de las sierras cordobesas.
La llamé “Ephemeròptera escudada”
Esta es la receta:
Anzuelo: para ninfas, de su preferencia, en tallas 14 y 12
Hilo: 8/0 rojo o blanco (luego puede usar un marcador rojo indeleble)
Cola: fibras de hackle grizzly
Abdomen: dubbing de zorro gris o substituto, cubierto con un segmento de pluma de pavo a modo de wingcase y ribeteado con fino alambre plateado.
Tórax: dubbing de zorro gris o substituto cubierto con wingcase de segmento de pluma de pavo
Patas: collar de perdiz húngara
Nota: Se puede barnizar sobre la pluma de pavo para darle más resistencia.

A soft hackle streamer (according to my point of view)

The Wood Duck Heron, created by Nick Lambreaux from New Hampshire, is a very interesting fly that has only two feathers in its construction, one from the flank of the wood duck and the other from a heron tied as a collar.
This one in the photo is a more “humble” version that uses the same tying technique but with a Mallard duck flank feather dyed yellow and a pale yellow chicken feather as a collar replacing the originals mentioned above.
The hook can be Mustad 9672, 9671 or any similar hook in size 8, 10 or 12.

Brookie on sunny day

achalabrookies

This photo is from a couple of seasons ago, the reflection of the sun in the water indicates that it is close to noon.
The Fontinalis of Pampa de Achala are very active at that time, especially in the fall when their colors become more beautiful.

Patagonian memories (7) Chimehuin river

It was once a fly fishing Mecca in Patagonia Argentina.
I met him, perhaps, at a less productive time but he still gave me great satisfaction.
Today it continues to be a very important river for those of us who recognize and value its mystique and its trout.

achalabrookies

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Black Nymph – Ninfa negra

This nymph pattern is highly effective, “one of those who never fail.”

Hook: Heavy, for nymph. Size 12, 14, 16, 18
Thread: 8/0 black
Tail: Pheasant tail feather fibers
Rib: Fine copper wire
Abdomen and Thorax: Fine black wool cord
Wingcase: Pheasant Tail Feather Fibers (varnished)

Este modelo de ninfa es muy eficaz, “uno de esos que nunca falla”.

Anzuelo: Pesado, para ninfa. Tamaño 12, 14, 16, 18
Hilo: 8/0 negro
Cola: Fibras de plumas de cola de faisán
Ribete: alambre de cobre fino
Abdomen y tórax: fino cordón de lana negra
Wingcase: Fibras de plumas de cola de faisán (barnizadas)

Connecticut beauty

This photo was sent to me by Alan Petrucci from the USA, please notice those gorgeous colors in this specimen of brookie.
Thank you very much Alan.                                                                                     

Photo Alan Petrucci