Bassano Claret Nymph Unweighted (Barbless) #12-16
Tassie flyfishing guide Christopher Bassano on his Claret Nymph...
Claret has been my favourite colour for decades when mayflies are around. This nymph is my number one on Little Pine, Arthurs, Woods and Penstock. It needs to be fished very slowly or even static on a long leader. A slow figure of 8 retrieve is deadly. For me, this is a top dropper or point fly depending on the depth of water. Cast at a rising fish and given a "draw" past the fish, it is deadly. Be careful not to break fish off on the take as they can hit it very hard. I only ever fish this fly on a floating, intermediate or intermediate tip fly line. Barbless.