Today we are checking out the Number 1 Chalkstream Nymph, tied by Steve Cullen. According to Steve, this little fly does incredibly well on the chalkstreams and he believes that it's all down to the colour. It's a fairly straight-forward pattern to tie and it uses very little material. That main material being a Brown Olive CDC for the thorax and a black pepper rabbit fur dubbing for just behind the bead head. Steve recommends having a team of these flies tied, ready for any chalkstream that you might be visiting.
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help.