Frank Sawyer, is the inventor of the Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph and a number of derivatives of this famous fly. This video is one of Frank giving a demonstration of how to tie the nymph and a dry fly sometime in the 1950’s. The credits state that this is the only known surviving footage of Frank Sawyer actually tying a nymph. It’s a piece of history folks.
The first time I tried out this minnow / leech pattern (I’ve never seen a leech with eyes so big ) I ended up losing 5 of them to hungry pike. This is a pattern designed by Manitoba’s Stu Thompson and I’ve found it to be quite effective for hunting pike. Next up for this pattern will be bass, I don’t think that they will pass up this hybrid minneech, or is that lennow? Diamond Dubbing is pretty nice stuff to work with and I’ve found it useful on a number of flies including several nymphs and dries.
Here is an article Phil Rowley did up of the fly a while back and a new video that just appeared on You-tube earlier this week.
The DDH (Diamond Dub Holographic) Leech Created by Stu Thompson – Article by Phil Rowley
Simply too awesome not to post.