Hot Spot Pheasant Tail
HOOK: Mustad 9671, sizes 8-20
TAIL: Four pheasant tail fibers
RIB: Fine copper wire
BODY: Pheasant tail fibers wrapped on hook
THORAX: Orange or chartreuse Haretron or sparkle dubbing
WINGCASE: Pheasant tail fibers pulled over the thorax
Theż bright thorax may help fish focus on this variation of the traditional Pheasant Tail Nymph. "Hot spots" such as this bright thorax may not be as unnatural as they might appear. For more on this subject, see the article Hot Spots.
Can be tied with or without a beadhead. Vary the size to match different insect species.
How to match various species of nymphs
How to Fish
In rivers, the fly can be presented near the surface, but it is usually most productive when fished near the bottom on a dead drift with the indicator or tight line presentations.
On lakes, use an intermediate line and a slow retrieve.