Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PT for the Tribs

Last year I was blessed with an insanely large supply of pheasant tails.  Before this surplus of feathers, I conserved my PT feathers, and tied only #18 - #24 nymphs making sure never to waste one fiber.  Now I've moved onto tying larger nymphs, and tying them in bulk quantities.  I sampled a few patterns last season on our great lakes tributaries, and found some sizes and colors that worked particularly well for the big brown trout.  Below are this years prototypes ready for action.

A close-up of the Pheasant Tail. 

Extreme close-up!

                            
Trib BH PT.

                           
Trib BH PT hot spot.  

These nymphs are tied in the round, and are very quick to assemble.  If you would like specific tying instructions just shoot me a line.  



8 comments:

Midgeman said...

Love the bugs and I'm betting the browns will too! Really a nice adaptation...

bfly said...

Those look great Luke! Those should really work well during low water and light tippet....nice work!

GFP said...

over ten years ago my favorite fly on the tribs was the fly with the longest name "bead head soft hackle pheasant tail nymph." it caught me quite a few browns. My mom loved that fly for it's name!

Troutdawg said...

Great looking patterns!

blake said...

First time here. I'll be comming back!

Ant said...

I love that hot spot one! Awesome

Fly and Fin said...

Simple, fast to tie, and I love the hot spot. Nice variation on a classic. Should work well on a euro nymph rig.

Fly and Fin
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Kostis said...

I love PTN flies and I do fish them a lot. You have done a great job on those above. I would put them in the fly-category "I wanna bite them myself"!

Really enjoyed my visit!