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Burk's Hunchback Pheasant Tail Nymph Flashback Pheasant Tail

This nice brown trout fell for a Burk's Hunchback...


Burk's Hunchback Infrequens
This fly was originated by Andy Burk while he was guiding clients for the ultra sophisticated trout in the Fall River in Northeastern California. These trout had seen enough Pheasant Tail Nymphs during the Fall's famous PMD hatches that the effectiveness of that pattern was becoming marginal. Andy discovered that during the hatch PMD nymphs contort themselves into a hunchback configuration before the dun 

Burk's Hunchback Infrequens

bursts through the back of the nymphal shuck. Trout in the Fall River began to key on this feature and were refusing flies the weren't bent. Pheasant Tail Nymphs still work on many rivers, but the Hunchback has become the standard for selective trout in many places, and is a fly you should have for PMD hatches in most rivers in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Most PMD's are size-18. The hunchback is tied on a short shank hook, so that is why it is offered in size 16. It is the right size for most hatches.
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14596 Burk's Hunchback Infrequens 16 3 for $5.85

Pheasant Tail Nymph
The original Pheasant Tail Nymph was tied and fished by Frank Sawyer, who was the river keeper on the Wiltshire Avon, a chalkstream in England. The fly at right is an American modification of the original fly and best imitates various species of mayfly nymphs, especially members of PMD and Callibaetis families. This is one of the most popular trout flies in the U.S.

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14544 Pheasant Tail Nymph 12 3 for $5.85
14545 Pheasant Tail Nymph 14 3 for $5.85
14546 Pheasant Tail Nymph 16 3 for $5.85
14547 Pheasant Tail Nymph 18 3 for $5.85

Flashback Pheasant Tail
Often mayfly nymphs gather bubbles under the exoskeleton just before the skin opens and the adult insect emerges. These bubbles are highly reflective. Trout often key on this shiny feature. The Flashback Pheasant Tail has been very successful during both  PMD and Callibaetis mayfly hatches.

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13685 Flashback Pheasant Tail 12 3 for $5.85
13686 Flashback Pheasant Tail 14 3 for $5.85
13687 Flashback Pheasant Tail 16 3 for $5.85
13688 Flashback Pheasant Tail 18 3 for $5.85

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