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Black Hotspot Nymph

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I am getting more and more fond of hotspot flies - especially when the water is producing small black buzzers and nymphs and the like.

This fishes well at all sizes between 10 and 20 so don't be afraid t give it a go. It's best fished quite slowly - figure of eight retrieve - and you can put on two of quite different sizes to convince the fish that one is chasing the other!


Hook: Ashima F 40 sizes 10 to 20
Silk: Black 8/0
Tail: Black dyed pheasant tail
Rib: fine silver wire up to fine oval tinsel depending on size
Thorax: This is for you, but I favour gold, silver and red for mine. You can also use holographic tinsel.
Wing cover: The rest of the pheasant tail fibre


Tie the fly just as you would a Pheasant Tail Nymph; you can weight the fly if you wish.

Tied by David Westwood.

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