Tungsten Jig Pheasant tail
What we say:
In recent years there has been a European wave of patterns and techniques. Among them we found the euro- nymphing style of flies tied on jig hooks to be a welcome addition to our fly selection. Jig hooks are designed to ride point up. This seems like pretty basic change to a classic nymphs design but makes all the difference in the world. When you’re fishing a deeply sunk nymph with a standard hook point down, it risks hanging up on the bottom more frequently. This not only interrupts your drift but can dull your hook points resulting in lost fish.The tungsten bead gets your fly into the zone quickly and keeps it there. It presents in a more natural horizontal position due to the jig style of hook, and when tied on with a loop knot can produce a very seductive natural motion in the water. This upgraded version of a pheasant tail is deadly on western trout streams and lakes. It fishes well as a dropper, and fishes particularly well under and indicator. It is tied with a mylar strip on the back to give it a possibly emergent look. When paired with the seductive CDC collar the effect is irresistible. Anywhere there are prevalent may fly hatches such as March browns, callibaetis, mahogany duns, PED’S, and PMDs this should be a staple pattern in your box.