What are Attractor Trout Flies, Attractor Nymphs & Attractor Dry Flies?

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Attractor Trout Flies

Flying insects and emerging nymphs are common on most bodies of water, but hatches do not occur 24 hours a day.  There are many periods during the day when no bugs are hatching.  This is a great time to fish with an Attractor Dry Fly or Attractor Nymph.  Attractors are not designed to imitate a specific insect, but rather, designed to look buggy or flashy or colorful, and can be very effective when fish are not keyed into a specific hatching bug. 

Attractors are effective because of the flashy and/or bright colors used to tie these flies.  After watching naturals that blend in with the surroundings all day, that flashy colored attractor is going to get their undivided attention!

Examples of Attractor Dry Flies:

Purple Amy's Ant
Purple Amy's Ant
Hippie Stomper - Royal
Hippie Stomper - Royal
Parachute Purple Haze
Parachute Purple Haze

Examples of Attractor Nymphs:

Copper John - Dark Olive & Black
Copper John - Dark Olive & Black
Beadhead Prince Nymph
Beadhead Prince Nymph
Psycho Prince Nymph - Purple
Psycho Prince Nymph - Purple

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