Our ambassador Sam took a closer look at last fall's tying season hot new, tied some of his favorite patterns from it, and thought about the next use of this innovative natural dubbing, which also includes synthetic UV fibers!
Nuclear Nymph Dubbing was the hot new thing at the start of the 2022 fall tying season that I was excited to try. I like to improve and fine tune my flies to "perfection" with different new materials and Nuclear Nymph Dubbing is just one of them! It is a mixture of different colored natural and synthetic fibers (85% natural materials, 15% synthetics).
The dubbing is a little coarser, so it is better for slightly larger flies and its unforgettable feature is the reaction to UV light, which you can see under a UV lamp. The effectiveness of UV materials could be debated a bit, but I personally like to add them to my flies. Not to mention that UV materials are widely used by sea trout specialists, dubbing could find its use here as well.
Since my fall fly fishing is mainly associated with grayling and stillwater fly fishing, I connected the first "Nuclear" flies to these purposes.
➡ So the first fly is a pink gammarus tied on my favorite Fulling Mill Czech Nymph hook, which is an indispensable weapon for autumn grayling fishing on rivers!
➡ Another pattern is the black nymph, which can be used both on the river and on the stillwater with Dry-Dropper (BUNG) fly fishing technique. Here I used Nuclear Nymph Dubbing on the body.
➡ The last pattern is the popular stillwater lure "Yolk" which is very effective when fishing for rainbow, brook or brown trout. In this case, Nuclear Nymph Dubbing is used in the body of the lure.
I hope that I have introduced this news a little more to you and that you will be celebrating success on the water with the new flies, as I am!