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Swiss Ritz nymphs

Nymph fishing actually became popular late after the invention of nymphs by Frank Sawyer. However, after their refinement and active promotion by the Swiss fly fisherman Charles Ritz, their catchability soon became very well known. The Ritz nymphs shown here are real classics - sure success on grayling and trout that only turn up their noses at goldhead nymphs.

Ritz Nymphs

top row: Ritz A, Ritz B, Ritz E

below: Ritz C, Ritz D


How to tie them shows you the Swiss fly tier Stefan Wenger:

Ritz A

Ritz C

Ritz D

Ritz E

Ritz nymphs

The Ritz nymphs cover the most important nymph types in open water as a series.

The Ritz nymphs with their subtle copper wrapping are much more like what the fish sees naturally.

In contrast, in our overfished waters, the goldhead nymphs common today tend to act as a deterrent as the season progresses.

The Ritz nymphs are particularly suitable for fishing on sight "nymphe à vue". However, they not only catch excellently on the fly rod, but are also a sure guarantee of success with floats.

Size 14 patterns catch in spring and summer, size 16 are optimal for tricky fish and in autumn for grayling

Barbless remakes of the successful nymphs- tied with original material: sold as single nymphs or as a series


P.S. The best value is the double series. 2 nymphs of each, in size 14 and 16, in a nice nymph box.


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