Flashback Nymph – Best Fly Fishing Flies

The Flashback Nymph is one of the most widely used nymph imitations all around the World for a variety of freshwater and even saltwater fish species. The Flashback is one of our favourite nymph patterns, and this versatile fly can be tied in many ways, and can incorporate some other amazing generic nymphs such as the PTN and the GRHE. You can even add a tungsten bead and copper wire to the body. Then this fly can then be used as a control fly for many Yellowfish nymphing techniques.


Type Of Fly?

  • Nymph
  • Control Fly

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Rivers
  • Streams
  • Dams
  • Lakes
  • Estuaries
  • Gullies

Colour Variations?

  • Olive
  • Brown
  • Black

The Flashback Nymph is a generic nymph that imitates hatching, submerged or dead insect larvae. The Flashback Nymph also has links to other flies, such as the PTN Flashback and the Hares Ear Flashback. This is due to the fact that for some fly patterns, they have “borrowed” the flash from the nymph in question and tied it on to other flies. This is a great prospecting fly and the Flashback Nymph can also be fished as a dropper under a Dry Fly, or amongst other nymphs. The Flashback Nymph is best fished in smaller patterns from size 14-20, and has the ability to fool some interesting species into taking your fly.

Species That Can Be Caught On This Fly?

The Best Flies To Use

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