One of the most versatile nymphs for trout, the Holy Grail takes more fish in more situations.

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The Story

This is a very buggy little nymph that works not only in the stream, but in still water for trout and warm water species as well. Highly imitative of a variety of nymphs, the Holy Grail can be a great searching dropper off of any dry or emerger.

Sizes: 12, 14, 16.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from First timé buyer and I'm sold! So I'm brand new to fly fishing. I just got my first outfit last month (Orvis Clearwater 6wt). When I saw that this fly was one of the top sellers on, I figured they have to be good. I've only been fishing my local neighborhood lakes for bream so far and I tied this on behind a popper (popper dropper rig?) and made a cast out to a bream bed. Out of nowhere a 2 pound largemouth rises up and inhales this little fly!! I stripped and raised and set the hook on that thing and the fun was on. Biggest fish I've landed on the fly rod so far and what a thrill. I had him perfectly hooked in the upper lip and this tiny fly held on through several jumps and head shakes. Now I see why this thing is called the Holy Grail. Oh yeah, the bream love these things too. Great fly!
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to fly I love this fly! It presents well takes a beating.
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fish catcher Orvis makes great stuff. This fly catches fish and stands up to multiple strikes.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works when nothing else does These flies plain old deliver!!! When no streamer, dry or collection of nymphs get any takes, these always do the trick!
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colors are stellar Fly Fishing in rapids emptying into pools or at head of rapids with structure
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s the Holy Grail indeed. One of the best nymphs I’ve ever seen or used. It’s intricate and definitely a must have. Hares ear is my favorite and hopefully stays a trout favorite as well
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent general-purpose nymph This is a well-tied fly. In smaller sizes, it works well in the Driftless Area with its "buggy appearance" and bit of flash. It is one of my go-to flies when nymphing.
Date published: 2020-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking. I haven't used it yet, but it has a good flash and the hackles make it look nice and buggy. It will be the first fly I tie on the next time I'm on the water.
Date published: 2020-10-06
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