Published Sep 19. 2018 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Sep 21. 2018

Pheasant and Gold

There's something about the classical style patterns that captivate anglers. However, very few people actually use them. Their beauty, the time it takes to tie them, and their level of materials/ skill required to make them discourage the majority of anglers from wanting to take them out and toss them around trees and rocks.

This fly breaks that mold. It's fast to tie, is quite durable, and doesn't break the bank if you lose one or two. It's tied in similar fashion to another famous pattern, the Partridge and Orange. However, there are some differences: the body is composed of gold wire, the hackle is a different bird specimen, and most notably, the hook size is far larger.

In this size my guess is that it imitate a crawfish, sculpin or other baitfish pattern. It sinks fast, maintains a balanced drop in the water, and captivates both angler and fish - what more do you want in a swinging fly???

Martin Joergensen

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