Video: How to Tie a Tunghead Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Jig, with Tom Rosenbauer

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.

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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.

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