There used to be a fella in Moncton who tied them, but he passed away a few years ago. I tie them myself, now.Nice little bug.. never seen it before.. where can I get some Stroover ??
I see, I don't tied fly so I'll check around the area if someone can do it for me, thanks for the patternThere used to be a fella in Moncton who tied them, but he passed away a few years ago. I tie them myself, now.
It's basically tied on a #8, the tail is black deer hair and a few strands of crystal flash, and the body is deer hair (natural, red, natural). Fish it wet.
I never have much success there either but like you I have seen some monster trout come out of there in recent years usually held up for a picture by grinning friends. :-(This river... *sigh*
It's so frusterating... I never catch anything large by any means however people are always pulling big fish out of this river...
same here...yes the sea trout has started now for little over 3 weeks.... i seen 18, 19 even 21 inch trout come out of that river this year..... 13, 14 inch trout was average this year
The pheasant tail nymph... is it the one with the bead head (gold head) you mean? Or more something like this one http://www.graysofkilsyth.com/Trout-Nymphs-Pheasant-Tail-Nymph.jpgI was fishing one of the tributaries this week and saw an actively feeding trout. It only raised for light colored mayfly patterns (light cahill and several adams patterns). I did see a few light colored mayflays buzzing around the river. It seemed to be feeding just below the surface so I threw on a pheasant tail nymph and thats what brought it in. I never got to try any other nymphs but that one worked well.
The one I used was without the beadhead but, if the water is running fast you'll need the beadhead or splitshot. Here's a link for a pic of the pheasant tail.The pheasant tail nymph... is it the one with the bead head (gold head) you mean? Or more something like this one http://www.graysofkilsyth.com/Trout-Nymphs-Pheasant-Tail-Nymph.jpg