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Pheasant Tail Orange Thorax


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The Pheasant Tail Nymph suggests all sorts of real trout food throughout the season. The standard pattern developed by English River Keeper Frank Sawyer, uses the butt ends of the Pheasant to build a wing case. A useful variation is this fly tied as a gold bead head. Frank did not try to suggest legs in his design as he had observed that nymphs tuck them in when swimming. He devised the pattern for use on the River Avon in Wiltshire in Southern England. it quickly became world famous. Frank's book 'nymphs and Trout' first published in 1958 describes the method of tying and fishing the nymph. The main theme in all of his patterns is simplicity. Franks wife was an expert fly tyer. For years she supplemented his earnings by producing batches of  Pheasant Tail Nymphs for sale to anglers
 The Pheasant Tail is, without doubt, the best may fly nymph imitation ever designed. For example just have a look at a photograph of a Blue Winged Olive nymph and you will see that it is a wonderful match for it's shape and color. The nymph is designed to sink fast when presented up stream to a subsurface feeding trout. It works effectively in the moving water of streams and the still water of lakes. It is one of the five most popular trout flies used. Different types of may flies appear all year long, and the nymph stage is the easiest one for trout to find consistently. May fly's nymphs are versatile as they can live in fast, turbulent water, or in slow or still water environments. By shuffling the gravel on a stream or lake, and looking on stream bed rocks, you'll find the nymphs and it's a simple matter of matching the fly size to get a convincing match. The may fly nymph on a stream river or lake bed will try to hide and can be difficult of fish to find unlike the mature nymphs that rise to the surface to emerge into the adult dun may fly.

Product Code: PHE74

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