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Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa
Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa
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Notes: The Pheasant Tail Midge is a variant of the Pheasant Tail designed by Frank Sawyer in the 1950's. Like Frank's original PTN, the Pheasant Tail midge is tied with only Pheasant Tail fibers and a copper wire rib. The bead is optional as it can help bring the fly further down in the water column or you can use the pattern without a bead and fish the surface film. The pattern is tied without appendages to imitate small midge and caddis larvae, usually tied in sizes 18-22. The mini barbules that stick out from the pheasant tail fibers give both movement and a lifelike appearance. There is the opportunity to create many variations with this pattern as you can select dyed Pheasant Tail and dyed Turkey feathers for color variations. The wire color can also be changed to gold, silver, or other colors available. Also try using colored glass beads which provide little weight but give the pattern some attraction. On some variations, gills are added just behind the eye of the hook using material such as CDC or Antron. Additional structures might be wingbuds such as goose biots. Tom Loe of Sierra Drifters used Turkey Biots with his Gillies. See Drifter's Chironomids. However, the simplicity of Pheasant Tail Midge cannot be overstated. It's simple and it works!




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Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa
Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa
Materials: (to Order Material, click the link)
Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa
Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa
Materials: (to Order Material, click the link)
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