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Edition: May 2020
Written by: Max Pfost
Photographed By: Max Pfost
Creator: Max Pfost
Tier: Max Pfost
Blow Torch Nymph
This is a pattern I designed for coastal steelhead rivers. I was inspired by the first steelhead pattern my uncle taught me, the General Practitioner. The pattern is a stinger style fly with a pinch of weight on the backside. I originally tied this on a tube fly but found I needed more weight to get the fly down to the fish.
Shank: Partridge Intruder Shank 35 mm
Hook: OPST Swing Hook Size #1
Wire: Senyo’s Standard Intruder Trailer Hook Wire size largeWeight: .025 Lead Free Wire (8 turns)
Thread: UTC 140, Fl. Shell Pink
Eyes: EP Crab/Shrimp eyes large amber
Antenna Section: Whiting Spey Hackle, Grizzly/Salmon, Krystal Flash UV Pink,
Mouth Parts: EP brush Foxy Brush 1.5” tan, Ostrich Drab feather white
Dubbing: SLF saltwater dubbing Fl. Shell Pink
Shells: Female Golden Pheasant
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