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Re: tying PT Nymphs

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If I use a flashback material for the wing case I will use small PT fibers from the tip or bottom of the feather for legs. Sometimes I will also use less desirable fibers from crappier feathers. (I try to only use the first/main tail feather for PTs)

For a PT wing case I cut another section of fibers and tie it in so can fold them back for the tapered legs.

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Re: tying PT Nymphs

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A very experienced guide and fly tier once told me, "There are flies that look good in the box and you show your friend and there are flies that you catch fish with". I'm sure there is overlap and you got a lot of good responses to your question. Have fun.

Posted on: 3/2 20:50


Re: tying PT Nymphs

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Well that's good news since my flies redefine the term butt ugly

Posted on: 3/2 21:43


Re: tying PT Nymphs

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Quote:

poopdeck wrote:
Well I'm slightly surprised to hear that seemingly most don't tie in legs at all. Since I'm all about simple, off with the legs, but maybe I will trim a few of them to.


Sawyer specifically designed them to have no legs, because he observed Baetis nymphs tuck their legs when swimming. I think the "American" version got tarted up because it's hard to sell such a simple looking fly.

I've got to agree about confidence, though. All the versions catch fish; it's just a question of which one gets tied on.

Posted on: 3/3 0:30



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