I’ve thoroughly enjoyed looking back over my collection of Fish and Game magazines since lock down back in late March, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Ive also enjoyed watching Martin Langlands DVD https://www.troutlands.com/dobsonfly-larva-an-anglers-act-of-inquiry/ and in-depth look at an often over looked nymph pattern by anglers. Several of my local rivers have good populations of these large carnivorous nymphs and I have had some success fishing artificial patterns over the years. Ive used large Hare and Coppers over the past few seasons, along with several fly patterns I’ve created my self that have produced the odd fish here and there. Martins DVD gave me some inspiration to try some materials I’d had sitting on my tying desk for some time and never really had any use for!
They come in varying sizes and colors dependent on their habitat. I like to carry them in sizes # 6- # 12 and in gray & brown’s mostly. I like to tie them pretty heavy and usually use a couple of 3mm Tungsten beads, 4 wraps of 2.5mm lead wire to build up the body of the fly.