Friday, March 13, 2015

Featured Fly - Tactical PT

The Tactical PT is not anything ground breaking. I tied this fly to feature a style of hook more than a fly itself. The Orvis tactical hook has become of of my favorite hooks. It is ultra sharp, and the design of the hook gap is perfect. However this little nymph has worked well for me all over the state. The Fl. Fire Red thread hot spot really gives it some pop in the water.

Hook: Orvis Tactical Wide Gape sz. 16 - 12
Thread: UNI Thread - 6/0 - Fl. Fire Orange 
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead - Copper 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Sm - Copper
Tail: CDL Tail Fibers 
Body: Pheasant Tail - Natural, Olive, Black, Orange 
Thorax: SLF Nymph Thorax

Step 1: Make a small thread base behind the bead.

Step 2: Make thread base while tying in the ultra wire. Make your thread base of down the bend a couple wraps. 

Step 3: Tie in about 8 CDL fibers all the way to the bead.

Step 4: Take the thread back to the tail, then wrap it forward 4 time. This will make a hot spot. 

Step 5: Tie in the Pheasant tail tips first, advance your thread to the bead. 

Step 6: Wrap the Pheasant Tail forward.

Step 7: Wrap the Ultra Wire forward, making a rib. 

Step 8: Dub the thorax.

Step 9: Whip Finish and cut off.

Finished Fly:


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