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Friday, November 20, 2015

Beginner Fly Tying: Easy Pheasant Tail

Simplify one of the most effective patterns in the world


The pheasant tail is arguably the most popular nymph pattern in the world.  This being said, if you look in 5 different fly boxes, you will probably see 5 different variations of the bug.  Why? Because they ALL work.  This is basically a standard pheasant tail without a wingcase and legs...  It is another really basic, two material fly, that seems to work anywhere fish eat nymphs.  

See the additional recipes under the video.



Recipes:


Original

Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14-18 (+)
Bead: 2.4mm tungsten - Gold (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - Black (+)
Tail/Body: Pheasant tail fibers - Natural (+)
Ribbing: UTC wire sm - Gold (+)
Thorax: Peacock herl - Natural (+)

Frenchie Variation

Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14-18 (+)
Bead: 2.4mm tungsten - Gold (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - Black (+)
Tail/Body: Pheasant tail fibers - Natural (+)
Ribbing: UTC wire sm - Copper (+)
Thorax: Peacock herl - Hot pink (+)

Black/Purple

Hook: Daiichi 1180 #14-18 (+)
Bead: 2.4mm tungsten - Gold (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - Black (+)
Tail/Body: Pheasant tail fibers - Black (+)
Ribbing: UTC wire sm - Red (+)
Thorax: Peacock herl - Purple (+)







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