Chubby indeed! This evolved version of the Chernobyl Ant is a must for any dry fly angler. When the summer starts to warm up, out come the big bugs and the Chubby’s. A fairly simple pattern to tie and fish that will turn some heads. This is a great pattern to imitate a large variety of Stoneflies and Terrestrials. The purple version here doesn’t imitate anything directly but rather catches attention and encourages strikes.
How to fish it: Fish it solo, with a smaller dry fly trailer or when a dropper below for great success.
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Anyone who has fly fished for a few days knows the Pheasant tail nymph (PT). It has been around for over half a century and will fool fish forever in many different fishing situations. Created by Frank Sawyer, it is a great imitation for Mayflies and Stoneflies depending on the sizing and color variation. This pattern can be tied anywhere from 12 all the way down to 24, or beyond if you can. I fish them larger in the summer months typically in 14 – 18 and then smaller in the fall 18 – 24. Our version features a bead head as well as a flashback while omitting the legs that make it an “American version”. Fish it as your point fly in smaller variations and as your lead fly in larger sizes. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bead Head Flashback Pheasant Tail Fly: Video”