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    In the latest edition of American Angler there is a picture of a small nymph, I'd guess about a size 18. The fly is not identified.It appears to be a Pheasant Tail with the ribbing wire used to form the Thorax. Does anyone know what this pattern is called?
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    Oldster,

    There are certain numbers that cause a link to something else like your 18.

    I don't take the American Angler but I just wanted to mention that the original Pheasant Tail Nymph was made up of only three items: The hook, a few pieces of pheasant tail and a copper wire which was used to secure the pheasant tail and was wrapped up to form the thorax. No thread, nothing else. Maybe that is what the fly is then?

    Larry ---sagefisher---

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    I also saw that fly and I think Sagefisher is right on. That's how Sawyer tied the original PTN as I understand.

    Dave

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    Well, I'm embarassed that I could not know an origional PT when one is placed in front of me. PT's are one of my favorite flies!

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    I'll think you'll find the original will often outfish the Americanized version. It was designed to sink like a rock (and then be lifted to the surface right in front of a fish.)
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    Is there a sbs for tying that original? thanks

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    Here's a youtube link for tying the original PT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFk1Ka7Sj60
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    Interesting youtube on dressing the original PT...
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    The original - http://youtu.be/416Os9V84n8
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