Modern nymphs


Part 1: Characteristics of European nymphs and fly selction 

Part 2: Tying techniques for European nymphs


Part 3: The six step process to develop a Euro nymph fly box

Part 4: Confidence flies 


"Guides love James's flies because they really work." 

- Guide Guy Robbins

in the  Sun Valley Property News

Read the whole article here.



I started fly fishing at eight years old and once I turned twelve fly fishing became my passion. Around this time I created my first custom pattern named the D-B Nymph. After testing out the D-B, local fishing shops began carrying my fly patterns and Big Wood Flies was founded! I became completely immersed into the world of fly fishing around thirteen when I began tying flies at fly tying expos and trying to be on the river every chance I got. During the fall of 2018 my fly fishing passion went to a whole new level after I made the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team. Being able to participate at such a high level of fly fishing is a true honor and I am savoring every moment of it. When I am not fishing I spend my time playing basketball, surfing, mountain biking, skiing, and of course going to school. 

You can also find my flies at Silver Creek Outfitters and Lost River Outfitters in Ketchum, Idaho.


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