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Pheasant Tail #22 Nymph

dryfly.me.2014.05.05.pt_gold_smallHook: TMC 100 #22
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant Tail
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Chocolate Brown
Bead: Taimen Tungsten 1.5mm gold

Taking the PT down to the smallest tungsten bead I have: 1.5mm, it fits on the #24 as well, but the proportions is a bit off, so I would need a 1mm bead for that and down.  These nymphs are really small, but keeping a good variation in size of the PT can’t go wrong

Compared with the #12 I did the other day:


Pheasant Tail Gold Head

dryfly.me.2014.05.03.pt_goldHook: Allen F-007 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant Tail
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Chocolate Brown
Wing Case: Pheasant Tail
Legs: Mallard Flank
Bead: 3.0mm Tungsten Gold flysite.co.nz

Tying up some slightly longer and slimmer PT nymphs than I have tied up before. The legs on the side is a good visual clue and the gold head should get this down, but will make a version with lead in the thorax as well to make some even heavier.


Tungsten Bead Nymphs


Hook: Kamasan B100 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Body: Hareline Tron Dubbin Pale Yellow, UTC Ultra Wire Gold
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Plus Chocolate Brown, Hareline Krystal Dub Caddis Green, Hareline Hare’s Ice Dub Rusty Orange
Bead: 3.0mm Tungstean Gold Flysite

Nymphs with different thorax colors, the dubbings have some good sparkle in them and flows good once they are wet and is a good visual indicator in the water. These are quick and dirty nymphs that take 3 minutes to tie up.

Rusty Orange:

dryfly.me.2013.01.20.bead_nymphs_redChocolate Brown:

dryfly.me.2013.01.20.bead_nymphs_brownCaddis Green: