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Barrs Beadhead Emerger BWO Fly Fishing Fly Trout
Barr's Beadhead Emerger BWO BHEM $2.29
Rubber Leg Squirrel Nymph
Bead Head Rubber Leg Squirrel Nymph RLSQ $2.59
Beadhead Pheasant Tail Fly Fishing Fly Trout
Beadhead Pheasant Tail PTAIL $1.99
Beadhead Prince Nymph Fly Fishing Fly Trout
Beadhead Prince Nymph PRIN $1.99
BH Rubber Leg Western Stone
BH Rubber Leg Western Stone RLWS $2.99
Bluegill Bee Panfish & Trout Fly
Bluegill Bee BBEE $2.99
Bonds Deep Cleaner Fly Coffee Black
Bond's Deep Cleaner DCLEAN $2.29
Burks Hex Nymph Panfish & Trout Nymph Fly
Burk's Hex Nymph HEXN $2.99
Caddis Larva
Caddis Larva UCL $1.99
Caddis Larva Nymph
Caddis Larva Nymph CLFN $2.59
Copper John Jigged For Sale Online
Copper John Jigged CJJF $2.99
Copper John Steelhead Fly For Sale Online
Copper John Steelhead CJSTEEL $3.99
Crane Fly Larva Panfish Trout Nymph Fly
Crane Fly Larva CRANE $2.99
Dragon Carters Bass Trout Nymph Fly
Dragon Carter's CDRAG $2.99
Duddles Steelhead Stone Nymph Fly
Duddles Steelhead Stone DUDD $3.99
Egan's GTI Caddis Olive EGTI $2.99
Egans Tungsten Dart Fly Purple
Egan's Tungsten Dart DART $2.99
Egg Sucking Western Stonefly Nymph for Trout & Steelhead
Egg Sucking Western Stonefly Nymph EGGST $3.99
Goldbead Hare Nymph Trout Fly
Gold Bead Hare's Ear GBHE $1.99
Gold Bead Squirrel Nymph Panfish & Trout Fly
Gold Bead Squirrel Nymph GBSQN $2.29
HDA Fav Variant Jigged Nymph Trout Fly
HDA Fav Variant (Jigged) HDAF $2.99
Hot Bead Prince Steelhead Trout Nymph Fly
Hot Bead Prince HBPRIN $2.59
Hustler CDC Tungsten Trout Fly Dark
Hustler CDC Fly HUSTLER $2.99
Jigged Caddis Pupa Green JCPG $2.99
Jigged CDC Pheasant Tail Nymph JCDC $2.59
Jigged Prince Nymph Tungsten JIGPRNC $2.59
Kaufmann Scud Fly Grey Olive
Kaufmann's Scud KSCUD $2.59
lickety split trout nymph
Lickety Split LSFF $2.99
Lightning Bug Nymph Wet Trout Fly
Lightning Bug LIGHT $2.59
Long Haired Hippie Fly Dark
Long Haired Hippie Fly LHHIP $2.59
Maldonado
Maldonado's Casino Royale RMCR $2.59
Mihulkas Damsel Nymph
Mihulka's Damsel Nymph MDNF $2.99
Landon Mayer Mini Leech Damsel Olive
Mini Leech Jig Damsel $2.99
Mopsicle Fly For Sale Online
Mopsicle Tungsten MOPTU $2.99 $2.29
Pink Squirrel Trout Nymph Fly for Sale
Pink Squirrel PSQ $2.99
Pink Squirrel Dark Nymph Trout Fly
Pink Squirrel Dark PSQD $2.59
Poison Tung (Tungsten) Trout Fly
Poison Tung POIS $2.29
Rainbow Warrior CDC Tungsten Fly
Rainbow Warrior CDC Tungsten Fly RAINWAR $2.99
Rainys Woven Scud
Rainy's Woven Scud RWS $2.59
Rojo Midge Wet Fly for Trout
Rojo Midge ROJO $1.99
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Nymphs & Wet Trout Flies for Sale Online

Pheasant tail nymph Pheasant tail nymphs are an excellent choice for fly fishing trout below the surface.

Although fly fishing for trout at the surface using dry flies can be a lot of fun because it’s more visible, you’ll catch most of your rainbow, brown, brook trout or cutthroats using subsurface flies. It’s always a challenge anticipating how the trout are feeding, which dictates what nymphs and wet flies you need to catch the most trout. 80% to 90% of the trout’s food is taken below the surface.

A Trout’s Diet Beneath the Surface

Trout will feed on all sorts of insects and crayfish dwelling along the bottom of rivers and creeks, such as nymphs, larvae, crustaceans, crawdads, leeches (use the Woolly Bugger for a good leech imitation), scuds and sowbugs.

Best Nymphs & Wet Flies for Fly Fishing Trout

Look along the edge of the river or stream for rocks. Pick one up and inspect the bottom. You should find larvae and nymphs of some of the most abundant flies in the area. Match up the larvae or nymph with the closest fly in your box. It doesn’t guarantee success, but it’s a start if you’re in an unfamiliar area.

Ask around the local area and find out if a certain fly attracts the most trout. But don’t get too married to any single wet fly or nymph. You have to be able to adjust to how trout are feeding, which means experimenting and not getting too stuck on a “favorite.”

Fly fishing split shots Split shots help your subsurface flies to stay near the bottom.

Subsurface Fly Fishing for Trout

The key to fishing nymphs and wet flies beneath the surface is gauging the weight you need to reach the bottom. A bead on the head of a fly may be enough weight to reach the bottom, but if it isn’t, you may need to add a split shot.

For fast water, when the fly doesn’t get down quickly enough, use a split shot and place it 5 or 6 inches from the fly on the tippet. Start by adding small split shot one at a time until you reach the bottom. If you keep getting snagging bottom, you’ve probably got too much weight on. We recommend using a strike indicator like the Air-Lock Indicator. These are easy to use and will help you detect a fish eating your fly.

Maintain occasional contact with the bottom with the right pattern and you will find success hooking trout.

Fly Fishing Trout Requires Experimentation and Adaptation

Contact trout fly fishing pros

Trout can be picky, and their appetites can change very quickly. You need to be flexible and willing to change your pattern as the conditions change. Many fly fishers looking to catch trout live by “match the hatch.” You need the gear and know-how to catch trout at any time of day in all seasons.

Our trout fly fishing experts at The Fly Fishers Fly Shop know just what you need to catch rainbow, brown, brook, and all other kinds of trout. Contact us today for expert opinion on the flies and fly fishing gear you’ll need for your next time out on the river.

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