The Hendrickson Nymph fly pattern is a type of fly used for fly fishing, specifically for imitating the nymph stage of the Hendrickson mayfly, which is a common insect found in many rivers and streams. The nymph stage of the Hendrickson mayfly is an important food source for fish, especially trout.
The Hendrickson Nymph is typically tied with a curved hook, and the body is made with a combination of natural and synthetic materials to imitate the color and texture of the nymph. The fly also features a tail made of fibers or hackle. A bead head version of this fly can help it sink deeper in the water column.
When fishing with a Hendrickson Nymph, it is important to present it near the bottom of the river or stream, as this is where the nymphs typically reside. This can be done by using a weighted line or adding weight to the leader or tippet.
The Hendrickson Nymph is a popular fly among anglers, particularly in the eastern United States where the Hendrickson mayfly is common. It can be fished on its own or as part of a nymphing rig.