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Pheasant Tail Catgut Nymph | Fly Tying for Trout by Kevin Hospodar

The pheasant tail nymph is probably the most (or top 3) most popular nymphs in fly fishing. It is simple, effective, and mimics a wide range of trout food. I’m not trying to re-invent the wheel on this, just a swap on some materials to add some simplicity while maintaining the effectiveness.

Hook – Partridge Wet Heavy Supreme sz 10 – http://bit.ly/2ADCBO3
Thread – Lagartun 95D copper
Tail – Pheasant tail fibers
Body – Catgut – http://bit.ly/2SOnZmd
Thorax – Brown Deer Hair Dubbing – http://bit.ly/2ADCCS7
Wing case – Lagartun French flat braid

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Catgut Nymphs

here is a sweet, simple looking fly designed for the European grayling populations. It is a new material for me, catgut that is, but it has quite a convincing look as a body material. Check out the step by step of the Catgut Nymph here. These look incredible soaked and I need to find some of this material to try out.

Catgut Nymphs
Catgut Nymphs

Catgut Nymphs
Fly hook: Daiichi D900 #16/18
Thread: UniThread 8/0 white
Body: CatGut – white
Head and torax: Dubbing – Mad rabbit Dubbing – natural