Published Mar 10. 2012 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Golden pheasant - material question

Hi guys!

I really like to tie with all feathers of the Golden Pheasant, except the nice small green-blueish-metallic one - I have no clue what to tie with them and what their name is. Can somebody here help me?
Thanks in advance!

Jan

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Jan,...

Jan,

I asked myself that - 11 years ago:
http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/lab/spade.htm

Martin

Martin,...

Martin,

thanks for your answer, I hoped you know at least a dozen of flies I don't know. :wink: But your fly is a good start for me! I tried something in the tail of "my" Golden pheasant shrimp but it didn't work well......but I'll try further on.

Jan

You can change the blue...

You can change the blue Pukeko feather on the top of a Craigs Nighttime fly with those feathers! This makes a fantastic fly for after dark.
Here is a link to a guides page that has a pic of a craigs night time on it.
http://www.fly-fishing-guides-new-zealand.co.nz/flies_for_nz.htm
All the best.
Mike

Hi Mike,...

Hi Mike,

thanks for your answer. I asked Davie McPhail about these feathers and he replied, niceley (as ever), that the only fly he ties with this stuff is an Scotish wet fly: the 'Morton and Gold' (or silver).

Jan


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