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.