Top 2 Nemoura Fly Patterns

Taylor’s MAngler Nemoura

This low floating Nemoura has been working for Taylor since he developed it more than 15 years ago for spring fly fishing in Missoula. This is the first time this fly has gone public, so take advantage of this information and try a different pattern!

Fly Tying Material List

  • Hook:  Standard Dry Fly Size 12
  • Thread:  Dark Brown 6/0 Uni Thread
  • Abdomen/Head/Post: Black Foam
  • Wing:  Sparse Moose Mane
  • Thorax:  Black Dubbing With Foam Strip On Top
  • Rib: Brown 210 Denier 
  • Legs: Small Sexi Floss Black/Brown

Carlson’s Nemoura

Designed by Andy Carlsson, a Bitterroot river guide who also invented the Purple Haze, this fly is almost a perfect imitation of the Nemoura returning to lay her eggs. One of the most consistent Nemoura dry flies. It also works on the Clark Fork River, Rock Creek and throughout Montana wherever Nemouras are found.

Fly Tying Material List

  • Hook:  3XL Curved Shank Size 16
  • Thread:  Benecchi 12/0 Black
  • Egg Sac: 2mm Black Foam cut thin
  • Body:  Black Uni-Stretch
  • Wing:  Elk Mane, 2 times the length of the body
  • Hackle:  Grizzly Hackle, 1 size larger, cut flat on bottom

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