Sunday, February 17, 2008

Isonychia Redux - The Zug Bug and the Prince

After my post the other day about the Isonychia nymph, I got a bunch of emails from readers who fish the Zug Bug and the Prince nymph regularly. The common wisdom is that these two fine patterns are good representations of the Isonychia nymph. These two patterns incorporate peacock herl as the primary body material, and as all fly fishers know, peacock herl is a tried and true trout fly material.

So the choice is yours - Vinnie's Isonychia Nymph, Zug Bug, or Prince Nymph. I'll stick to Vinnie's version, but go with the one that you have the most confidence in, and fish it regularly.

Vinnie's Isonychia Nymph

Prince Nymph

Zug Bug

Fishing tomorrow? It's supposed to get into the 60's.........rivers may be too high though. We'll check the H2O levels in the AM....possible fishing report tomorrow night.

1 comment:

MrMeniscus said...

My vote goes with Vinces nymph but that is just because he seems to be such a nice guy and a NJguy at that.