Published Nov 29. 2017 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2017

Bead Head Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Nymph

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is a popular fishing fly for both European and North American anglers. The Hot Spot is a favorite variation of the PTN that I've been using since I started fly fishing. I've tied it using orange, chartreuse, red, yellow and various shades of each and found the hot fire orange to be my most productive color.
The fly has caught quite a number of species for me including trout (brook, bull, brown, cuttie and rainbow), perch, grayling, mooneye, mountain whitefish, walleye, pumpkinseed, bluegill and several other panfish.
You can add a dab of solarez to the wingcase to help make the fly more durable.

Hot Spot BH PTN Fly Pattern
Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #12-18 -
Bead: Copper brass -
Thread: Orange & Olive 6/0 (140 d)
Tail: 10-15 Pheasant tail fibers -
Hot Spot Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Rib: Fine copper wire
Body: Pheasant tail fibers
Wingcase: Pheasant tail fibers
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Pheasant tail tips


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