Ceramic nymphs

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Into tying bugs for tight line nymphing.

I love for ceramic flies.
They're highly efficient, they sink fast and the trout and grayling absolutely love them.

They're the easiest flies to tie.
They just require drying between every layer but can be tied by the dozen to make the process quicker.
 

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Just an addition to show how easy these flies can be tied

- empty your favourite bottle of wine
- prepare windings of lead wire around several hooks.
- jab the hooks onto the cork
- apply an underlayer of pebeo ceramic white onto the lead and wait 10 hours for drying. I use a toothpick for applying the paint. A thin layer just to cover the lead is enough.
- apply a coating of pebeo vitrail colour of choice (I like yellow, sand, amber and greengold) and wait 10 hours for drying
- for a non bead version add a 3rd layer of ceramic black or orange for instance to make a head and wait 10 hours
- to finish and it is important for having a non destructive nymph, coat with hard UV resin, torch + sun and it's finished.

The process can appear lengthy because of the drying steps, but when tied in big numbers, it's the quickest way I know to tie a hundred of nymphs.
And these are very effective flies, dense which sink fast

 
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