Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

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Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by letumgo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:45 pm

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Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)
Hook - Mustad Model R50/94848 (Size 12)
Thread - Pearsall's Gossamer Silk (Ash/No. 10)
Hackle - Honey Dun Hen Neck Feather (Natural) - prepared by stripping all the fibers from the right side, while the good side of the feather is facing you
Thorax - Three Strands of Peacock Herl (Natural)
Tail - Six Pheasant Tail Fibers (Dyed Red) - tyed in at mid shank and secured over the back of the abdomen with a thread rib - clip out two or three tail fibers when the fly is done, leaving three tail fibers
Abdomen - Awesome Possum Dubbing (Golden Olive)
Rib - Thread - Pearsall's Gossamer Silk (Ash/No. 10)

The rear half of this fly is formed Skip Nymph style. A nifty technique used for forming bi-colored nymph bodies (Skip Nymphs were developed by Skip Morris). I've taken this technique and applied it to a flymph.

In case anyone's interested, here is a link to Skip Morris' website, which illustrates how to form the bi-colored body (dubbing body/pheasant tail fiber back/rib).
http://www.skip-morris-fly-tying.com/ha ... nymph.html

Here is a nice tutorial that Mr. Morris wrote on wet fly hackling techniques. Good information.
http://www.skip-morris-fly-tying.com/we ... steps.html
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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by Smuggler » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:34 pm

Now that is a proper flymph. I'm bookmarking this one.
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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by gig » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:47 am

A beautiful fly. thanks for sharing it .
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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by Ruard » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:03 am

Beautiful fly Ray thanks for sharing it.


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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by Stendalen » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:24 am

Beautiful, such a a lovely colour combination (one of your strengths :-))

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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by letumgo » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:53 am

Thanks guys.
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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by CreationBear » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:11 am

Another outstanding variation--if you could get it down in the water column, this could make a great stonefly nymph since it lets you gesture toward the contrast of the natural's dorsal and ventral coloration. :)
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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by DUBBN » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:14 am

CreationBear wrote:Another outstanding variation--if you could get it down in the water column, this could make a great stonefly nymph since it lets you gesture toward the contrast of the natural's dorsal and ventral coloration. :)

I could not agree more!
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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by letumgo » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:24 am

I think this is easily solved with Wayne's bead trick (slip a metal bead on the line before tying on the fly).
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Re: Pheasant Tail Flymph (Skip Nymph Style)

Post by CreationBear » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:35 am

I think this is easily solved with Wayne's bead trick (slip a metal bead on the line before tying on the fly).
Carolina flymphin'--I like it. :) BTW, I'll admit to pegging a tungsten bead on my Tenkara leader--but whether I've also treated my caddis softhackle with dessicant, only the trout could say. :lol:
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