About the Cove's Pheasant Tail Nymph Trout Fly
Arthur Cove, an inspirational leading stillwater angler from Wellingborough, Northants, created his 'Cove's Pheasant Tail Nymph' that through the tests of time has become a classic.
It is best used on a long leader with a very slow figure of eight retrieve, just as Arthur fishes it with great results.
"Remember that the ticket you buy is to enable you to fish, it doesn't give you a guarantee to catch fish." Sound advice indeed from Arthur Cove.
Creator of this trout fly: Arthur Cove
Tier of this trout fly: Arthur Cove
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water
- Hook : Size 8-14.
- Thread : Black or Brown.
- Tail : Cock pheasant fibres, optional.
- Body : Cock pheasant centre tail feathers, rich brown or olive goose.
- Rib : Copper wire.
- Thorax : Rabbit underfur, greyish blue.
- Wing Case : Cock pheasant tail fibres or olive goose.
As the picture shows, Arthur uses alternative colours of seal's fur mixed in the dubbing for the thorax. Yellow or orange are popular.
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