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Poll: Pheasant Tail Nymphs what variations do you use most?

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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
    I would say that a common variation is the flashback PT.

    I would say that the flashback pheasant tail is my favorite.
    MC

    "At least we don't have any stinky fish we gotta clean."

    Bob Nall

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    Kind of interesting (at least to me) that most chosen are the beachhead variety and several people like the flashback or hot spot. Flashbacks and hot spots are not what I usually use but Bead heads are. Have to see where this goes. I was hoping for more people justifying the original Frank Sawyer tie and learning how they used them, but definitely understand that it is easier to add a bead rather than wrap wire.

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    Tim C.

  3. #13

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    Lively legs american pt

  4. #14

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    Black, black and black in 90% of the places I fish, #12>#18. Thorax can be black, claret or peacock herl, I don't bother with a back over the thorax because the fish don't care one way or the other. I do tie some with red goose biots at the side (aka prince).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    I voted "other".

    The addition of rubber legs to a BH PT increases their effectiveness here in my Texas ponds easily by 10x. The big bluegills can't resist those rubber legs
    Holy s***, I guess everything really IS bigger in Texas.

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    Default Re: Pheasant Tail Nymph variations (poll)

    I voted for the bead head but I also like they original Sawyer and a Frenchie (which combines a bead, a hotspot, and usually a jig hook).

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    I tie quite a few variations of the PT. Some of the stuff I tie basically only calls for pheasant feathers for the tail; the rest is synthetic. Most, if not, off my wing cases are flat flashback material. Uni makes some cool colors (some two sided) on spools that make wing cases a breeze. Using a bunch of different colored rib wires to go along with the wing cases and there's not much left from the original pattern other than the concept.

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    Default Re: Pheasant Tail Nymph variations (poll)

    Been going with the "Frenchie" lately (See jspfishing's post). But I might use UV Peacock instead of the UV Shrimp for the thorax and have it look more like a PT, but with a hot-spot (I'm unpredictable!).

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    Default Re: Pheasant Tail Nymph variations (poll)

    One of the places I fish I drive around some in a park. I keep my waders on when I drive. To protect the seat I lay a towel down on it. I fished there last about 2 weeks ago. Well today I picked up that towel from where I'd tossed it behind the seat. Stuck to it was a mayfly nymph that must have stuck to my waders while I fished, then transferred to the towel. It was all dried up, but otherwise very well preserved. It looked in color and proportions just about like a Hare's Ear nymph. This reminds me. Several years ago I was catching quite a few fish on a Hare's Ear. Somehow I had gotten away from them Hmmm. May be time to revisit.

    Oops, I just realized that this thread is dedicated to Pheasant Tails and isn't an all-nymphs' thread. Sorry about that, Chief!
    Last edited by jonbo; 01-11-2019 at 09:42 PM.

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