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PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:27 pm
by letumgo
PT Barnum Nymph
Hook - 2X Wet Fly Hook (Size 12)
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Olive Dun)
Flash Hackle - Offray 5/8 inch (15 mm) Ribbon (Pearlescent)
Tail - Five or Six Pheasant Tail Fibers (Natural)
Body - Pheasant Tail FIbers (reinforced in a short thread dubbing loop)
Abdomen - Krystal Flash (Black or Hares Ear)
Head - Tying thread coated with Sally Hansen's Hard-as-Nails Clear Nail Polish

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Re: PT Barmun Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:54 pm
by William Anderson
Dazzling! :D

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:09 pm
by letumgo
More like “freaky”, but I am confident they will catch fish. :D

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 am
by tie2fish
Electric and eclectic. I'm certainly not an experienced steelhead fisherman, but I'll bet this pattern would draw their attention. Great creation, Ray.

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:59 am
by Smuggler
Looks like is would be good for a drowned spinner if dressed on a light wire hook, nice stuff!

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:12 am
by tjd
Hi Ray, It looks like it came right out of the greatest show on earth!

Lots of potential to draw strikes in this high and cold water we are experiencing this spring.

Best,

Tim

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 pm
by DOUGSDEN
Ray,
I wish I could crow like a carnival barker from "The Greatest Show on Earth". All I can muster is Fantastic Job as Always Friend! The Offray Ribbon seems to be multi-colored along it's length and that has a really cool effect on each and every pattern that you show! These are definite fish getters with their shiny exteriors! I like them a lot!
DudsDen

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:21 pm
by letumgo
Doug - Thank you so much, for the dubbing! I sat down at my vice, to play with it right away. This was the first time I’ve used the Krystal flash dubbing, and I really like it. I played around with a few colors (the black makes awesome thorax, btw). Thanks Buddy.

Anyway....Thanks guys, for humoring me. :D ;) I know I post some crazy patterns :? , but rest assured, the patterns are always intended for fishing. I learn so much by playing around with various materials. Then I’ve got a perfect excuse to test them out fishing, to see how they work on my local streams. Win. Win.

I’m really loving the potential of the ribbon hackles ( :shock: :o :roll: :lol: ).

Side note- the hackle is a bit long for my taste, but I wanted to see how the fish respond, when used as a searching pattern. I can always trim back the hackle streamside, if conditions demand a less flashy presentation.

Go ahead. Laugh. I’m a engineer. We are used to it. :geek: :lol: :D

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:44 pm
by hankaye
Ray, Howdy;

the immediate thought that jumped to the front of my mind (?), when I read the
last line of your post. " Go ahead. Laugh. I’m a engineer. We are used to it. :geek: :lol: :D "

Engineers, the Rodney Dangerfield's of the Math /Science collective, "I don't get no respect."

hank

Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:08 am
by Old Hat
A big part of catching is first attracting attention to what you are offering. This will do it!

I would probably fish that as a small streamer instead of a nymph. Might be a great pattern for some stillwater shores.