A selection of my personal favorite flies that have worked exceptionally well when heading out to local South African waters for both trout and yellowfish. These P.T.N or Peasant Tail Nymph flies are all tied by hand at REEL Fly Fishing and feature the very best quality materials. We all have our own unique take on flies and within these common patterns I have adjusted to my own personal preference through the years of experience. Each fly is tied off with a whip finish and a bit of UV head cement to ensure that they wont fall apart after a few fish. Sold Individually for ease and available in a variety of different sizes, colours and types.
- FishFluff dubbing
- Mouche hooks | barbless
- 97% pure REEL Fly Fishing tungsten beads
- Non-tarnishing copper based wires
- Quality feathers, materials and hairs
- Personally tied by us on the Orbital Fly Vices
The orange headed black P.T.N variation is very effective for winter trout in streams, as well as for small mouth yellow fish when the water is a bit off colour. The bright bead offsets well against the black silhouette of fly and can be fished throughout the day in medium flow waters, or as a small pattern in still waters when rainbow trout are heading into spawn times.
The bright yellow headed P.T.N is another firm favorite, and is usually used in the later afternoon if the orange pattern above is not proving to be effective. Always test an try new flies to identify the best match/colour for any given day. The brown P.TN often matches the smaller brown nymphs that are present during the middle and end of seasons.