The Chew nymph was an early example of a fly tied with fluorescent materials and is attributed to Thomas Clegg. This pattern is tied with neon magenta floss at the tail and rib.
It is a general purpose nymph. It can be used as an alternative to the red thorax Montana nymph, which is a very successful early season pattern. The fly is unweighted, so is best fished with a long leader on an intermediate or floating line and used when fish are cruising just under the surface. All flies have been tied on Kamasan hooks.
A variant is available in green - see other pattern - Currently OUT OF STOCK.
The set is contained in a transparent lidded box, that could be used as a fly box, and postage is included in the price.
This pattern is occasionally tied on long shank hooks in a weighted version. Please enquire if you are interested in this version.
These nymphs were tied by John for Challenge Flies. Unfortunately, this pattern is currently out of stock. More is planned for the Spring 2016.