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Pot Scrubber Nymph


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Pot Scrubber Nymph ANA The Wigrams Brown Nymph was first dressed to represent nymphs of the Tasmanian mayfly nymph Atalophlebia australis, commonly called in the spinner stage, a Red Spinner. The actual nymph is flattened and it is a poor swimmer. The colour when viewed from above is a muddy mid-brown, below the colour is paler. About two thirds of the body is segmented abdomen with seven pairs of gills on the upper sides. The other parts of the body consist of the strongly built thorax and the head with slender, pale semi-transparent brownish-yellow antennae, about half as long as the head. The eyes are black. Before emergence the body length is 9 - 11 mm and the three medium brown tail filaments are 10 - 14 mm long.


The fly can be also be made in different colours such as green, brown, black or blends to imitate Atalophlebia albiterminata, which, in the spinner stage known as a 'Black Spinner'. This nymph has a greyish pulmose gill structure, enabling the nymph to inhabit slow flowing or still water. As a nymph, this species is cryptic (blending with the colour of their habitat), becoming either greenish-brown, dark greenish-brown, dark brown, dark grey or blackish. Before emergence the body length is 10 - 13 mm. The three 10 - 14 mm long tail filaments are medium brown or greyish brown with black bands.


Wigrams' Pot Scrubber Nymph can be fished anywhere, at any time, but it is most effective when fished upstream on rivers when mayfly hatches are occurring in late spring and early autumn (fall). In the colder highland lake country, it is fished when the naturals are active - from December through until late February or early March. Generally in lakes, this nymph is fished in a natural looking manner using slow patient retrieves. It is often fished on a two fly rig, hanging below a dun.

Product Code: POTP4

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