October 5, 2022


Definition of nymph

1. An artificial wet fly imitating the immature stage of winged insects where they resemble the adults before having developed their wings.

2. The fly fishing tactic where the angler presents the nymph fly in a natural drift and as long as possible using just enough weight to keep the fly low in the water column.

Variations of the term nymph

• 1. scud, caddis, mayfly, pupa, emerger
• 2. nymphing, high-sticking, dropper rig

How to use nymph in a sentence

I don’t use an indicator when nymph fishing.

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