Easy Pheasant Tail

Cheech - November, 2011

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.

Material List
  • 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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Ringneck Pheasant Tail
Ringneck Pheasant Tail

Ringneck Pheasant Tail

$4.99
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook
Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

$5.85
Peacock Eye Sticks
Peacock Eye Sticks

Peacock Eye Sticks

$4.50
Ringneck Pheasant Tail Clumps
Ringneck Pheasant Tail Clumps

Ringneck Pheasant Tail Clumps

$10.00