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bigtroot

PTN ?
« on: November 26, 2006, 21:51:02 PM »
Seam to hear alot about PTN on here and just wondered what it was?

Must be an up the roader thing is it?

Sandy Nelson

PTN ?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006, 21:55:53 PM »
Baz

PTN  universal acronym for Pheasant tail nymph. :cool:

Of course it could mean Pleeeeeeese, Trout, NOW. a common prayer to the god of the wild trout fisher.
 :lol:

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

bigtroot

PTN ?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006, 21:58:19 PM »
Any certain PTN that works well as i never seem to have much joy with them?

Sandy Nelson

PTN ?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006, 22:00:19 PM »
baz

Neither do I. :z6

never worked out why.I can catch perfectly well with the NPPTN  but not with an original.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

PTN ?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 00:43:05 AM »
Quote from: "bigtroot"
Any certain PTN that works well as i never seem to have much joy with them?


I have always looked for PTNs with "leggy" hackle, as these have worked well for me and the ones that also have an orange thorax are good.

I haven't had much success with size 10s, but 12s and 14s have produced lots of fish for me on stillwaters and the river Don.

Best wishes
Mike
www.flylineshop.com   At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!

bigtroot

PTN ?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006, 06:32:09 AM »
Does anyone have a good picture of a successfull PTN so i can tie a couple up?

Irvine Ross

PTN ?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 08:40:45 AM »

Peter McCallum

PTN ?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006, 22:55:10 PM »
Whereabouts in Montrose are you? I could pass a few over.

bigtroot

PTN ?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2006, 23:09:42 PM »
Where abouts are you rabbitangler?

Peter McCallum

PTN ?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 14:19:55 PM »
I asked you first :wink:

Hamish Young

PTN ?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2006, 15:11:50 PM »
I'd hazard a guess somewhere near or in Montrose......  :lol:
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Lyall Wilson

PTN
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2006, 16:53:15 PM »
Here is a PTN variant for your consideration. I, like others on the site , have had little luck with the traditional pattern but this variant works well with myself on a floating line.

Tail               - PTN fibres
Body             - brown dubbing
                    - ribbing, copper wire
                    - lead wire (optional)
Thorax cover - PTN fibres
Thorax          - Fluo red wool
Hackle          - Red game cock

Lyall
The retired angler's motto - better a bad days fishing than a good days work.

Jay Scott

PTN ?
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2006, 17:49:18 PM »
Had some sucess with the PTN mainly at Insch when the fish aren't biting and stalking is the only way forward, but when it comes to fishing blind, i can't say i've had any luck.

Jay

PTN ?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2006, 17:56:24 PM »
got quite a few in my box but only ever caught with a size 10 one with orange thorax . saying that i seldom use them as i prefer a hares ear . probably down to confidence

Sandy Nelson

PTN ?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2006, 18:15:15 PM »
If you leave off all the materials then i'd have much more success.

 :lol:
Hence the NPPTN.

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

 




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