This Josh Miller emerger fly pattern boasts realistic qualities that imitate several species.

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The Story

A great emerger nymph fly pattern by Josh Miller, that can imitate several species. The tungsten head takes it deep, fringes of synthetic hackle imitate emerging wings, and the segmented body creates realism. Tied onto a jig hook. Developed by US Team Member Josh Miller, so you know this fly slays fish. In burnt orange. Imported.

Size 12, 14, 16.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colors a tad dark, but not black like other review This fly has everything I desire except a hook barb, but honestly, I don't find myself needing that - the fish almost fight over it, and often hook themselves with it (I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it occur with my own two eyes on two different outings, once with two browns of which one hooked itself, and once with a rainbow and brookie of which the rainbow of 22.25" hooked itself). I have no idea what it imitates or what the trout think this is. But it works! The tail in the photo is cocked up oddly, and the ones I purchased from the VT Orvis flagship store in person were all straight out from the shank. Also, it looks highly speckled on my flies, almost like CDL, not sure whether that is intentional or an oversight on the part of the manufacturer that worked out in my favor. Totally not a complaint there, but a praise - that tail, for whatever reason, by being speckled or mottled, has caused more bites than not, so if it was a mistake, I'm perfectly happy with it!! I will say that the olive body shade of my flies looks much darker than the photo, but it isn't a black like with the other reviewer, and the fish don't seem to care. The rest of the fly is spot on. It is a subtle shade difference, nothing too noticeable, and to be perfectly honest about it, if I weren't specifically looking for it, I doubt I would have noticed it. The rest of the fly, in each example, is spot on to the photo, maybe with a few more wisps in the collar, but that's about it. My verdict? If you fish in the east coast of USA, especially PA where I fish (and no, I'm not that other reviewer who mentioned PA), and if you know even a half ounce about how to euro nymph fish, you simply have to try these out. They work amazingly well! Not in rushing water as much as a relatively slow, meandering current, I've found, but that may just be personal experience and your mileage may vary in that regard. Even so, you simply have to try this pattern.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Actual very different from picture I received several of these flies and upon opening noticed the batch I got have very little resemblance to the picture. Both in color (pure black where picture shows peacock and green) and profile (taper does not exist at all and tail is tied at mid point on hook). Usually love Orvis flies, but I’d pass on these if i were you unless you buy in store and can be sure you know what you’re getting.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Nymph! Great for Euro or Czech Nymphing! This fly would do great in Central Pa!
Date published: 2017-03-22
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