In episode five of his Facebook Live series “Tying with Tom,” Tom Rosenbauer taught his audience how to tie a great nymph for fishing deep, especially in the early season. Tied on a barbless jig hook with an oversize bead, the Tunghead Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Jig is a good imitation of most mayfly nymphs. Because of the jig hook, the fly rides hook-point-up, so you can fish it right along the bottom with fewer hangups.
Here’s the recipe, if you want to tie along:
Tunghead Hot Spot PT Jig
Hook: Tactical Jig hook or any jig hook, sizes 12-18.
Bead: Copper slotted tungsten bead.
Thread: Brown, 6/0.
Tails: Coq de Leon fibers.
Rib: Fine gold wire.
Body: Pheasant tail fibers.
First Thorax: Sparkle Chartreuse Dubbing
Second Thorax: Hare’s ear fur.