Published Feb 23. 2023 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Feb 24. 2023

Pheasant Tail

The Pheasant tail is a staple fly in almost all nymph Fishermans boxes. It is probably one of the most popular mayfly nymphs out there and for good reason. They aren't too hard to tie, and they are quite effective. Its really hard to beat a well tied pheasant tail and they can be tied in a number of different sizes. From large 8's to small 20's and even smaller if you can manage it. They represent a mayfly very well, BWO's as well which are a type of baetis. There are a number of materials that you can use to tie in the wing case, including pheasant itself, however I really like the turkey tails.

Hook: Risen 9231 (size 12) -
Bead: Risen Brass Bead (size 2.8mm) -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 in brown -
Ribbing: Wire (brassie, Brass) -
Tail/Abdomen: Pheasant Tail died brown -
Thorax: Peacock Hurl -
Wing Case: Turkey Tail -
Resin: Solarez Ultra Thin -

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