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 | 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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