Fly Tying the Old Rag AP Nymph – Ringneck Pheasant Fly Patterns

Created by Ted Tarrant of Virginia, the Old Rag AP Nymph can be tied and fished as a mayfly or stonefly nymph pattern. Effective in the Shenandoah National Park, and any headwaters (or tailwaters), this pattern will catch trout anywhere.

Hook: #10-16 2x long nymph
Thread: Black 8/0
Weight: 0.015 (or sized to match the hook)
Rib: Black wire
Tail: Brown side feather fibers from ringneck pheasant
Body: Same as tail, twisted into rope
Throat: Underside marabou from ringneck pheasant
Wingcase: Pearl flash
Wing: Small black feathers from neck of ringneck pheasant

The Ringneck Pheasant Skin used in this series:

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Author: Matt O