The Ramblings of a Fly Fisherman

The Flashback Macaw Tail Nymph

Well, I have been working on my tying skills for the last month or so, and honestly, I think I am starting to really get the hang of it! Tying flies is somewhere between art and fishing. Alyssa says that it is actually crafting for guys… I can’t really say that she is wrong here. For the last week, I have been perfecting the pheasant tail nymph. This particular fly is a powerhouse and works on most rivers year round and can be fished below the surface or in the foam. It is one of my “go to” flies when the trout aren’t feeding as vigorously as I would like.

Today, I decided to take things a step further and create my own spin on this great pattern. I present the Flashback Macaw Tail Nymph. Same basic pattern as the classic, but utilizing a bit of bling and the tail feathers from a friend’s pet. I will try this fly out soon and report on its effectiveness.

The Flashback Macaw Tail Nymph
Classic Pheasant Tail Nymph


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