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Hot spots for nymph


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#1 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 12:35 PM

There are rivers where fishing with nymphs is common. In fact is so popular  that you will see very rare a dry fly fisherman.  Hot spots are super effective but I noticed that orange and red are not so good like was 5-6 years ago. Also gold tungsten beads are not effective like silver  or copper. Even more, on rivers with high fishing pressure black nickel or black beads work better.

For a year ago I started to avoid orange and red as hot spots and I replaced them with mylar or just simple white dubb on some flies. I was very pleased with these colors so here are 2 trout nymphs that work for me very well:

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#2 RickZieger

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 02:13 PM

Very nice looking.

For the warmwater fishing I do I am more into copper and black bead heads as they work better for me.

 

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 02:29 PM

hot spots have been around as long as tinsel has been used to tie flies


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#4 Charlie P. (NY)

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:57 PM

Very nice looking.

For the warmwater fishing I do I am more into copper and black bead heads as they work better for me.

 

Rick

 

I agree.  I am finding more luck with black or copper than the brighter gold beads.  


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#5 DarrellP

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Posted Today, 08:23 AM

So is are the biots on a Prince Nymph a form of hot spot? We tie ourselves in knots (pardon the pun) trying to figure out why a fish eats a fly or lure.
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