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Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

This Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph pattern is an all season pattern and this Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph is broad spectrum pattern used to imitate many mayfly, stonefly and cased caddis fly. As such, this Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph can be used throughout the season depending on location and as such extends the life of the use of this pattern. The original “Pheasant Tail” pattern is credited to an Englishman, Frank Sawyer, who composed his nymph pattern to imitate a number of nymphs, with the American Pheasant Tail Nymph variation being largely credited to Al Troth.

The Bead Head Pheasant tail version is another variation that allows the nymph to get down to where the fish may be feeding quicker. Frank Sawyer had introduced his method of fishing this pattern and he advised casting this pattern upstream and drifted drag free downstream as it sank and as it presented downstream, lift it through the water to induce action.

In streams or rivers, this pattern can be presented in a number of ways the most successful being a cast up stream like a dry fly and then allowing it to dead drift drag free, keep in contact with your line. Alternatively, allow the nymph to sink slowly to the bottom just above the vegetation it often seeks and slowly raise the line on the drift, through the water table to attract attention. A slight variation on this is to actually tighten up the line or pull the line as your nymph approaches the lie of a fish you are sight fishing, and this will imitate the natural movement of the nymph through the water table. When fishing this pattern in lake allowing the pattern to drift to the bottom above the vegetation and retrieving the nymph in sharper, quicker pulls though the water table will attract attention.  

All flies are tied with American sourced materials including Hareline Dubbin Materials and Whiting Farm's Hackles & Capes and are tied on premium hooks. 

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