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Tying a Slate Drake Nymph

Slate Drakes, or isonychia mayflies, are a very important part of the trout food chain.  On rivers where they are present, fish will key in on these larger insects whenever they are readily available.  On some rivers they hatch sporadically, on others they hatch en masse, but either way they are a meal that trout can’t resist.  The nymphs are swimmers...