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irfishing
02-17-2009, 03:44 PM
Looking for information on a fly to imitate backswimmers (?)
Have looked several places on the internet with no luck.
Also used the search function here.
Thanks

flyman
02-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Here is one to get you started. I think another common name for them is water boatman. Do a search on that name and see if it doesn't turn up a few hits. Careful if you handle them, they have a nasty bite :eek:


http://www.onlineflytyer.com/article_waterboatman.asp

flyred06
02-17-2009, 05:12 PM
Nice fly. I might have to give that a try. I have tied some foam beatles that look very close by using chenelle and foam with small rubber legs. But still a nice tie here that I will have to try.

Kytroutbum
02-17-2009, 10:41 PM
I've seen a Prince Nymph used in several articles.

irfishing
02-18-2009, 01:35 PM
flyman,
Thanks for the link to the instructions for tying this fly.
Also for the warning! :eek: