Tungsten Jig Flash Back Pheasant Tail
The Tungsten Jig Flash Back Pheasant Tail fly pattern is a nymph pattern used to catch fish, typically trout.
- Tungsten Jig: The term “Tungsten Jig” in the fly’s name refers to the use of a tungsten bead as the head of the fly. Tungsten is a heavy material, and using it as the head of the fly helps the fly sink quickly in the water column. This can be especially useful when you want to fish at deeper levels in the water.
- Flash Back: The “Flash Back” refers to a segment of the fly, often located near the thorax or the middle section, where a material with iridescent or reflective properties is used. This material imitates the flashback of the insect’s exoskeleton or shuck, providing a realistic appearance in the water and attracting the attention of fish.
- Pheasant Tail: The “Pheasant Tail” part of the name signifies the material used for the body and tail of the fly. The fibers from a pheasant tail feather are commonly used in fly tying due to their natural mottled appearance, which resembles the look of aquatic insect nymphs that fish prey upon.
In summary, the Tungsten Jig Flash Back Pheasant Tail fishing fly is designed to imitate aquatic insect nymphs, which are a common food source for many fish species.
The tungsten bead head helps the fly sink quickly, while the flash back adds a realistic shimmer to attract fish. The body and tail made from pheasant tail fibers complete the natural appearance of the fly.
This type of fly is particularly effective when you need to get your fly down to fish at deeper depths, such as in fast-flowing rivers or when fish are holding deeper in the water column.
Usually available in the following hook sizes: 12 | 14 | 16 | 18