I’m a firm believer in utilizing a bright attractor nymph in my tandem nymph rigs during the winter months. A couple years back, I thought to myself, why not take a proven traditional fly patterns and modify them with bright attractor fly tying materials. This way you can bank on both the proven profile characteristics and the flashy appeal. One of the first fly patterns I came up with for this idea was this pheasant tail attractor nymph above. It’s been very successful for me on the water. I generally use it as a dropper in my tandem nymph rig in size 16-20. Try a traditional bead head pheasant tail nymph in a 14-16 with my attractor pheasant tail nymph in a 18-20. It’s a deadly combination for me during the winter months.
Try experimenting with modifying other proven traditional nymph patterns into attractor nymphs. I’m a strong believer however in always using one natural (non-attractor) style nymph and one attractor nymph in my tandem rigs. This seems to work the best for me on the water. A few of our Gink & Gasoline followers have emailed us photos of some really nice catches fishing it so give it a try.
Pheasant Tail Attractor NymphNymph Hook: 14-20 Tail: Natural Pheasant Tail Ribbing: Ultra Wire Small – Blue Abdomen: Flashabou Dubbing – Light Blue Shellback: 6-8 strands of Flashabou – Pearl Thorax/Collar: Natural Pheasant Tail Thread: 6/0 Brown Uni-Thread Head: 5/64 to 3/32 Nickel Bead Keep it Reel, Come fish with us in the Bahamas! Kent Klewein Gink & Gasoline www.ginkandgasoline.com email@example.com Sign Up For Our Weekly Newsletter!