Black Pheasant Tail Nymph

Cheech - December, 2021

The Pheasant Tail Nymph has been a staple in most of our boxes for as long as we have fished, except, of course, for Paul in our shop.  He assures me that he has been scooping fish and hurting their feelings long before pheasants were even invented.  Pheasant tail nymphs are especially cool because you can vary them to match anything from a damsel fly to a swimming mayfly, and you can go as plain or as fancy as you want.  This black version was key to me learning how to present a nymph on the Provo River over 20 years ago because it always seemed to at least catch a couple fish!  black on black on black.  Try it out!  Guaranteed you'll tie more than one.

Material List
  • Hook: Umpqua XC290BL-BN Wet Hook - 16
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0 - Black
  • Tail/Body: Ringneck Pheasant Tail - Black
  • Rib: UTC Ultra Wire - Small - Black
  • Thorax: Peacock Eye Sticks
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

    $1.99
    UTC Ultra Wire
    UTC Ultra Wire

    UTC Ultra Wire - Extra Small

    $1.75
    UTC Ultra Wire
    UTC Ultra Wire

    UTC Ultra Wire - Small

    $1.75
    UTC Ultra Wire
    UTC Ultra Wire

    UTC Ultra Wire - Brassie Size

    $1.75
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
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    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

    $3.25
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

    $2.99
    Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails
    Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

    Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

    $4.99
    UTC Ultra Wire
    UTC Ultra Wire

    UTC Ultra Wire - Medium

    $1.75
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire

    Semperfli Tying Wire

    $4.20
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

    $3.50
    Ringneck Pheasant Tail
    Ringneck Pheasant Tail

    Ringneck Pheasant Tail

    $6.49
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

    $3.50
    Peacock Eye Sticks
    Peacock Eye Sticks

    Peacock Eye Sticks

    $4.50
    UV2 Ringneck Pheasant Tail
    UV2 Ringneck Pheasant Tail

    UV2 Ringneck Pheasant Tail

    $4.99
    Strung Peacock Herl
    Strung Peacock Herl

    Strung Peacock Herl

    $4.99
    Sybai Flat Color Wire
    Sybai Flat Color Wire
    Sybai Flat Color Wire
    Sybai Flat Color Wire
    Sybai Flat Color Wire
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    Sybai Flat Color Wire

    Sybai Flat Color Wire

    $3.95
    UTC Ultra Wire
    UTC Ultra Wire

    UTC Ultra Wire - Large

    $1.75
    Umpqua XC290BL-BN Wet Hook
    Umpqua XC290BL-BN Wet Hook

    Umpqua XC290BL-BN Wet Hook

    $8.00