Blowtorch // Tungsten Jig Nymph by Umpqua
Blowtorch Jighead Nymph
Tied by Devin Olsen
Tag nymphs are certainly not new to fly fishing. However, in my opinion, they are highly underused and appreciated in the USA. I was first introduced to them when I traveled to fish in the Oceania Fly Fishing Games in Tasmania back in 2007.
OUR GUIDE showed us a few dry flies and a couple of nymphs. One of them was a tag nymph with a peacock body and a soft hackle. I of course had to tinker with it, so I switched a few materials to my liking that night at the vise and the Blowtorch was born.