The Pyramid Lake Mahalo Nymph has many different variations. Simply explained its a bead head pheasant tail with a holographic body, tied on a hook ready for twenty pound trout. Is your hook ready?
Imitates: Larger chironomids/midge in Pyramid Lake.
Useful for: Nymphing for giant Lahontan Cutthroat under an indicator just off the bottom at slow sloping beaches. Equally as effective near sharp drop-offs/ledges near the shore.
Tricks/Techniques: The most consistent colors are absolutely the Black, Red and Albino Wino versions, while the bright colors have their occasional hot days. Nymphing under an indicator is the preferred method for fall and spring fly fisherman. Keep the depth under the indicator shallow when fishing near sharp drop-offs or when fish are visible breaching the surface during early spring mornings.Try retrieving this behind a Bottle Rocket, Tadpole or Beetle if watching an indicator isn’t your thing. I wouldn’t recommend fishing tippet lighter then 3X ever at Pyramid, sharp teeth tend to shred the light stuff.
This fly is hand tied at my own bench in the United States of America under the highest of scrutiny. A tested and proven pattern.