Friday, 4 May 2012

The good old PTN

A classic from the Frank Sawyer stable, I wonder if there is any river fisher's fly box that isn't graced by this simple pattern. In the true style, I prefer to use copper wire as the 'thread', but I really like addition of a tungsten bead. This results is a fly that, even in micro sizes, sinks quickly through the water column.

Worth noting perhaps that the whole pattern is tied with just one bunch of Pheasant tail fibres - perhaps just three or four.

The hook is the trusty Partridge SLD #20


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