This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Juan’s Condor Nymph.
OK, it might not be a true Throw Back Fly, bit it fits my theme of our recent trip to Argentina.
Juan Carlos Carrera was one of our guides from SET Fly Fishing during our stay at Estancia Chochoy Mallin in NW Argentina.
He pulled out one of his flies and tied it to a PMX Royal. He called it his Condor Nymph.
Needless to say, the fly worked for me!
To me, it looks like a Pheasant Tail Nymph using dyed black pheasant fibers. Juan wrapped the body with wing material from the Condor. He offered to give me some feathers, but I told him I’d probably end up in jail upon return to the United States!
He got a big smile on his face when I told him that!
Here is Juan tying a Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph one evening after dinner.
We looked up one morning while waiting to board the helicoper and saw these condors flying around the Chochoy Mallin Lodge. I wonder if one of them is missing a feather!