Pintar PT NimphPosted on 28 December 2012 by Vincent
While fishing in Slovenia I met Emil Pintar. Fly fishing guide, and owner of a couple of apartments (apartments-slovenia.com). This week I’ll tie a fly, inspired by Emil’s favorite nymph. It’s a jig-nymph.
It’s a jig-style pattern, so it’ll ride up-side-down, and therefore not snagging on the bottom that much. Next to the “Simon Templer nymph” and “La Bomba” it has become my go-to fly for fast water. It’s a real killer! The CDC gives this fly something special under water.
Also try some more color variations. Same fly, but with an olive abdomen has given me great results for grayling. You can fish it in a team of flies, as a point fly or middle dropper, but you can also fish it as a single fly. In Slovenia you have this fly as a single, because it is not allowed to fish with multiple flies.
I’ve fished this fly mainly in a French/Czech nymphing setup, but you can also fish it the old fashion way, on a dead upstream drift.
- Hook: Hanák H400BL #12-16
- Thread: 70 denier GSP
- Bead: 3,8mm gunsmoke tungsten bead
- Tail & abdomen: Dyed red Pheasant Tail fibers
- Ribbing: Fine silver wire
- Wing: Light brown CDC feather
- Thorax cover: Mirage Flash, opaque
- Thorax: Pink spectra dubbing