An excellent all-purpose nymph pattern that features a long gap tactical jig hook for better hookups and improved euro nymphing. European nymphers needed flies that would ride along the bottom without getting snagged. Eventually, they came up with competition flies featuring an inward curvature that lessens the chance of a snag.
Jig nymphs help reduce snagging and dulling the hook just by the way jigs keep their butt up and off the bottom.
Super simple fly with just enough of a different color flash to grab some attention of trout that have seen a million gold beads.
Excellent fly. Caught a brown trout on my second drift and many more during the day.