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Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly ... the "improved" PTN!

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly …

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of the oldest of modern fly fishing patterns.

Originally designed as a general imitation to many of the thin nymphs that exist in rivers, streams and stillwaters worldwide, it’s success in representing nymphs of the Baetis family allowed it to quickly become world famous.

In this flyguys.net version of the PTN we have added a bead head and a flashback wing case to better represent the ready to emerge mayfly nymph … two modifications that we have noticed to greatly increase our success with the fly! The trout love the Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly and therefore so do we! 🙂

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly | Material List:

  • Thread: Brown- 8/0
  • Hook: Togen Natural Bend – Size #14
  • Bead: Togen Copper – Size 3/32
  • Body: Pheasant Tail – Natural
  • Rib: Copper Wire – Size Small
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Wing Case: Pearl Mylar
  • Tail: Pheasant Tail -Natural
  • Head Cement: “krazy” Glue

 Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly | Tying Instructions:

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

as usual start with the bead on the hook …….

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

tie in a few pheasant tail fibers for the tail …….

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

tie in a few PT fibers & the copper rib …….

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

wind the PT fibers & wire rib forward …….

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

tie in a few PT fibers for the legs (points out over the eye) …

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

trim off the excess leg material & tie in mylar wing case …

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

tie in a few strands of peacock herl for the thorax ….

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

wind the peacock herl forward to form the thorax …….

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

split the legs & hold them along side the body while pulling the mylar over the top & tying off behind the bead …

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

whip finish, head cement & you’re done! 🙂

Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly | Fishing it …

Fish the Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly near or on weedy bottoms of shallows, shoals and drop offs. In the absence of an emergence imitate the nymph crawling among the weeds by working the fly slowly along the bottom with a few short quick jerks thrown in every 20 to 30 seconds. During a hatch retrieve the fly slowly but steadily upward through the water column with a pause for several seconds every once in a while.

And that’s the Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly!

Tight lines! 😎


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3 Responses to Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

  1. ricer says:

    [img]http://flyguys.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/flashbackmicroleech.JPG[/img]
    [img]http://flyguys.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/flashbackpheasant-2.JPG[/img]

    two of my favorite’s
    full flashback patterns – using antistatic bag for the flash

  2. ricer says:

    Very similar to the pattern above.
    Only difference is tying in the flashback at the same time as the rib (after tying in the tail)
    Then tie in 6-7 strands by the tips and wrap 3/4 up for the body.
    Pull antistatic over (tie off but don’t trim) wrap wire(fine red) and tie off
    Next, tie in legs forward then tie in herl for thorax
    Split legs and pull forward antistatic and whip finish!

    Key – tungsten copper bead 3/32

    Fished: under an indicator close to the bottom. Twitched often or wind drifted.
    Worked great for the biggies along the weeds in Monster Bay!

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