A.P.'s Pheasant Tail

Item number: APPT

An all time favorite!

Category: A.P. Custom Flies


3,50 €

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There are variations of this item. Please select the variation you wish.

The Pheasant Tail orjust PT is an absolute classic among trout flies. This nymph imitates a broad spectrum of mayfly larvaethat are actually found in all trout rivers, which is why this pattern is sodeadly and popular with fly fishermen worldwide. This fly pattern has its name pheasant tail nymph because it is mainly tied from the fibers of a tail feather of thecommon pheasant.

Andy Pfirstinger's version of the Pheasant Tail nymph sticks very closely to the proven original with a thoraxof peacock grass, buthis PT nymphs are tiedon a sharp, strong andslightly set, wide gap hookfrom Daiichi with anupturned eye. This hook hasbest hooking properties, especially in the smaller sizes, and does not bend easily. In addition, his nymphs are meticulously tiedin all matters such as proportions andaccuracy and they are finished with a whip finish what makes them extremely durable.

The A.P.'s Phesant Tail is only slightly weighted and tied without a bead which is why this nymph comes closest to the silhouette of the natural and due to its low weight it drifts most naturally in the water. This means that it can also be fished close to the surface and itis also ideally suited for crystal-clearspring creeks. To depththis nymphcan be brought withsplit shots or a tandemnymph rig.

In order to adaptto the current situation on the water the AP PT is available in two finishes'Classic' and'Flashback'. Ultra-clear water suggests to use the inconspicuous Classic version. But when the water ismerkyor a bit of color, Andy is rather usingthe flashback version. Because the pearl-colored mylaron the back of the flashback variant sends out seductive light reflections,this can be a decisive factor experienced nymph fishermenknow about.

A.P.'s Pheasant Tail available in 2 finishes: Classic, Flashbackand5 sizes:#10, #12, #14, #16, #18
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