Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Nymph

Cheech - June. 2019

This fly really doesn't need much explanation because anglers have been using it for a long long time. There are many variations of a soft hackle pheasant tail, and pretty much all of them have been used to fool trout. They can be fished on an indicator rig, euro rig, dry dropper, or on a lake. We got some really cool soft hackle hen capes from whiting in a color called Dark Brown Dun, which is dark brown on one side, and a nice gray color on the other side. You can ultimately use whatever soft hackle material you want on these, but this color really matches well with the pheasant tail fibers. In this video, you will watch Cheech break off materials enough to make Curtis warm up the bleep machine... Word to the wise, get quality pheasant tail fibers so you don't have to swear like Cheech.

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless - 14
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Burnt Orange
  • Bead: Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3.0mm (1/8")
  • Tail: Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails - Natural
  • Wire: UTC Ultra Wire - Gold - Small
  • Thorax: Peacock Eye Sticks
  • Hackle: Hackle
  • Flash: Lateral Scale - 1/69 Lateral Scale Opal Mirage #1733
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 - Small

$1.75
Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails
Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

Nature's Spirit Ringneck Pheasant Center Tails

$4.99
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Plated Tungsten Beads

$7.50
Peacock Eye Sticks
Peacock Eye Sticks
Peacock Eye Sticks

Peacock Eye Sticks

$4.50
Lateral Scale
Lateral Scale
Lateral Scale

Lateral Scale

$5.99
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless
Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

Fulling Mill 35105 Competition Heavyweight Hook Barbless

$12.95
Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape
Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape

Whiting Hebert Miner Hen Cape

$30.00