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flymph  coined English  fly
  American wet fly. A "flymph" is the combined word of fly plus nymph coined by Vernon (Pete) S. Hidy in 1963. The Flymph represents the transitional stage from nymph to adut, or a nymph that is about to fly - obviously what we now call an emerger. It was mentioned in the Part II of "The Art of Tying the Wet Fly and Fishing the Flymph" (1971) written with James Leisenring, under the title of The Art of Fishing the Flymph. The fly pattern of flymph was a spider pattern fly with a soft and translucent body. The word attracted attention at the time of its announcement, however after the concept of "emerger" had been established by "Selective Trout" (1971), "Hatches" (1975), and finally by "Emergers" (1991), the word flymph was not used any more.
  Hidy was certainly a pioneer who recognized the significance of the emerger he described in his book, and the word "flymph" should be remembered as historical language.
 
Illustration inserted  Figure at the lower right of fly 13
 
ReferenceThe art of tying the wet fly & fishing the flymph, 1971. The fly fisher's illustrated dictionary, 2000. Selective trout, 1971. Hatches, 1975. Emergers, 1991.
emerger, Selective Trout, Hatches
 
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