Near the surface, lightweight nymphs
These are nymphs that I designed some time ago and use a lot.
They are the result of various mixtures of different dubbings and trial/error tests.
Well used, they are very effective.
I tie them in hooks for dry flies (size 18,16,14) and with relatively little material so they don’t sink too much and stay close to the surface in drifts.
They can be smeared with some paste to float and in that way, keep them closer to the surface even.
Due to their characteristics, they can be fished upstream perfectly, you just have to pay close attention (I don’t fish with strike indicators).
You can also tie classic models following this criterion keeping in mind not to add too much weight.
Here they go!