The Turd Fly

The Turd

A fairly simple, dark nymph pattern designed to imitate stone flies.

How it's tied

The Turd is typically tied on a short-shank, heavy-wire hook, usually in sizes 12 to 16. The key to creating the rounded shape characteristic of snails is a dense dubbed body, generally made with olive, brown, or black dubbing. Rubber is mostly used for adding legs.

What it mimics

While it's a general pattern that mimics insects from multiple orders, the Turd is primarily designed to imitate stoneflies. Especially the darker colours make it mostly look like a stone fly.

Where it's used

The Turd i effective in all waters where you can find stone flies waters, such as lakes, ponds, and rivers. It's an excellent choice for targeting bottom-feeding species.

The Turd is usually fished on the bottom, either under an indicator or on a Euro-nymphing rig. It can also be effective when fished in combination with other nymph patterns, forming a part of a multi-fly rig.

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Fish you can can fly fish for with the The Turd

Brook trout

Brown Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Golden Trout


Marble Trout

Rainbow Trout


Stoneflies (Latin: Plecoptera)

The The Turd mimics one or more species from the insect order Stoneflies

Latin: Plecoptera

Stoneflies are aquatic insects with two pairs of membranous wings, playing essential roles in freshwater ecosystems and as indicators of water quality.

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