Published Mar 11. 2018 - 5 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 12. 2018

Dry Pheasant Tail

The Dry Pheasant Tail Variant is one of the required fly patterns for the IFFF Bronze Level Fly Tying Skills Awards Program.
The fly is designed to imitate a blue-winged olive spinner, so I've tied this version of the fly with silver badger hackle. You can also use variant, golden badger or brown hackle to tie the pattern.

Dry Pheasant Tail Variant Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Mustad R50-94840 or TMC 100 or Daiichi 1180 or Dai-riki 320
Thread: Rusty brown 8/0 (70d)
Tail: Silver badger hackle fibers
Body: Pheasant tail
Rib: Silver oval tinsel or silver wire
Wing: Silver badger hackle


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