Categories

 Loading... Please wait...

*The team at Ascent Fly Fishing is committed to getting you the flies & gear you need during the coronavirus restrictions. We aspire to pull pack, and ship orders the same day they are placed on the website. Colorado anglers are welcome to choose the "local pickup" option at checkout, and we will stage their gear in a sterile cooler in front of the shop for pick up. Stay healthy and keep your flies on the water friends!*close

Menu
Shop Gift Certificates

Biologist Selected.
Fish Approved.

Give the gift of success on the fly to your family and fishing buddies with an Ascent Fly Fishing Gift Certificate.

Blog

The Prince Nymph & 30 Years of Trout

The fly rod in my hand was twice my height, and I had free reign of the Saint Vrain while my grandfather was on duty at the trailhead. That first day on the river was more than 30 years ago now, but the fly that was catching fish that day has rarely let me down over the decades, and that fly is the Prince Nymph. The perfect combination of weight, flash, seductively swaying soft hackle, and contrasting colors of light on dark, the prince nymph remains one of our 10 ten flies in the box. That first day on the water I landed 16 fish on the prince nymph, and over the decades the fish I've netted using this pattern can now be counted in the thousands. Equally deadly in the lake or river, at low flow or runoff, the prince nymph is one of our favorite flies, and if it isn't yet, it will also be one of your favorite flies after you fish it!

comments powered by Disqus

Back to Top