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    Pheasant Tail Mahogany, Nymph, 12

    Item: 8980
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    The Pheasant Tail Nymph, commonly known as the PT Nymph, was originally
    tied by Frank Sawyer MBE, who, as river keeper of the River Avon in
    Southern England, designed the fly to imitate the local Baeits that
    were prolific along the slow stretches of his home water.

    Sawyer
    wrote about his brilliant little "nymph" pattern during a time when
    subsurface fly fishing in England was more than frowned upon. Despite
    the negative initial reaction to his nymphs, anglers around the world
    quickly folded the Pheasant Tail Nymph into the collective fly fishing
    lore and recognized its effectiveness at catching trout.

    The
    Pheasant Tail Nymph is small and brown and can be tied in a number of
    variations to match a staggering range of mayfly species. When tied
    with darker feathers, the Pheasant Tail Mahogany is a fantastic
    imitation of the Mahogany Mayfly in its nymph life stage. Don't be
    fooled by the simplicity of this classic fly pattern - leave that to
    the trout!
    • This fly pattern was developed by Frank Sawyer MBE while seving as river keeper of the River Avon in Southern England
    • The Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of the world’s oldest nymph patterns as well as one of the most tied and fished fly patterns and serves as the backbone of modern nymph design
    • Mahogany mayfly imitation in the nymph life stage
    • Fish as a either an impressionistic fly pattern when searching or as a realistic imitation when matching the hatch
    • Fish on a dead drift in slower water as mahogany mayfly nymphs favor medium to slow currents for emergence
    • Look for sheltered areas with lots of subsurface vegetation and fish with an upstream presentation, mending line for a dragless dead drift
    • Nymphs move to hatch from early morning through mid-afternoon and evening hours in relatively unpredictable bursts of activity
    • Fish just before and during a hatch for best results
    • When targeting fish during a prolific hatch, aim for specific rises and take great care not to disturb feeding fish
    • SIZE 18
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