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Cove's Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly

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  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: $4.20, £3.30, 3.84
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When should I fish with the Cove's Pheasant Tail Nymph?

This graph shows trends of when fly fishermen use the Cove's Pheasant Tail Nymph to fish with and what hooks are most popular throughout the fly-fishing season.

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.

Expert Tip:

"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

Pattern Dressings

  • 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. Longshank.

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