PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

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PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby letumgo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:27 pm

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)

Postby William Anderson » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:54 pm

Dazzling! :D
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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby letumgo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:09 pm

More like “freaky”, but I am confident they will catch fish. :D
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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby tie2fish » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 am

Electric and eclectic. I'm certainly not an experienced steelhead fisherman, but I'll bet this pattern would draw their attention. Great creation, Ray.
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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby Smuggler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:59 am

Looks like is would be good for a drowned spinner if dressed on a light wire hook, nice stuff!
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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby tjd » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:12 am

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.

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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby DOUGSDEN » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 pm

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!
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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby letumgo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:21 pm

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
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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby hankaye » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:44 pm

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 "

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Re: PT Barnum Nymph (Pheasant Tail Barnum Nymph)

Postby Old Hat » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:08 am

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.
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