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Leons Gold Foxtail Nymph
Originated and Tied by Guthrie Fly

Leons Gold Foxtail Nymph

Name Leons Gold Foxtail Nymph
Category Salmon / Steelhead / Rainbow Trout
HookKamasan B830 Trout Classic Lure Long, Size 10
Body3mm Gold Bead Head. The Tail is made from Fox Tail Hair Including Downy Hair. Tie on any Gold Ribbing Wire or Ribbon at hook bend for later stage. Now select a portion of Fox Tail Hair Without Downy Hair. Use Velcro dubbing brush to tease out Downy Hair, then tie this on at the thorax area. Keep long. Now wind on the Gold Ribbing wire along body and build up this gold Ribbing Wire to form a fairly large Thorax (about the same size of the Gold Bead Head). Now bring the Fox Hair forwards over the Gold Thorax and wind on a few turns of tying thread, securing behind Gold Bead. Now separate the Fox tail hair at each side of hook and hold this back at each side of the hook shank. Finish off by tying on thread behind Gold Bead head, capturing the Fox Tail Hair while doing this. Either whip finish or simple apply a little Super Glue on the Thread.
CommentsI have caught many salmon with this pattern here in Scotland.
Fishing Tips Most effective in the last hour of dusk, casting across river allowing to drift in current until line is straight. Wait for at least 3 Min before repeating cast in the same area. Do this a few times before moving a meter or so down stream so you re covering all the area. It is essential to wait that 3 minutes before every cast, because in every case I have caught Salmon it was during this waiting period. 2-3 minutes before the sudden take.

This pattern was originated and tied by Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. You can see more of his originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie.


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