Bassano Claret Nymph - Black
This is a brilliant all-purpose nymph for clear water.
Tassie flyfishing guide Christopher Bassano on his Claret Nymph...
The black tungsten beaded claret nymph is a point fly that I use in clear water or when the fish seem very fussy on bright days. It works very well using a slow figure of eight retrieve once left to sink to the desired depth (just above the weed!). It is also extremely effective fished static under a dry fly or indicator on Little Pine, Woods and Arthur's lakes.
Both the black and copper headed nymphs work very well on the rivers in smaller sizes such as 14 and 16. Either under a dry fly or in a team of nymphs fished upstream, they are deadly. If things are quiet, use the copper bead but if the water is low and clear late season, the black bead provides the subtlety you often need. Barbless..