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Name

Tungsten bead pheasant tail Nymph

Type

Nymph (Grayling)

Author

Phillip Ellis

Inspiration

Because that is exactly what it is!

Date concieved

1960s

Hook

12 - 14

Thread

Brown

Weighting

Small tungsten bead

Tail

Pheasant tails

Body

Pheasant tail wound round shank

Rib

Fine copper wire

Thorax

Pheasant tail

Legs

N/A

Wings

N/A

Eyes

None

Hackle

N/A

Tying instructions

Make sure bead is well locked against eye with thread.

Fishing Instructions

Can be used as a single fly or in a team. Dead drift with the current, occasionally lift the rod tip to induce take.

Interesting facts

Pheasant tail nymphs are one of the most successful flies invented. This is one of the many variants.

Variants