Fly Tying Video: Pheasant Tail

The Pheasant Tail Nymph imitates a variety of aquatic insects. It can be compared to the nymph version of the Adams.Use lead to weight the fly and form the thorax so the overall shape of the fly is true to the natural. No cement is used. Just tie a good whip finish. A simple fly with only three parts.

--Old Mo Angler, Rick Pasquale

Material List

Hook 12-18 nymph
Tail, body, wing case, legs - same piece of pheasant tail
Thorax - peacock over lead wire
Thread - black 8/0

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Born and raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana; I have been fishing in one form or another since childhood. Since my inception, this sport has played an integral role in many of my life decisions and is directly responsible for at least two extra years of college, a perpetual lack of sleep, and a constant pull to be on the water. My preoccupation has only grown over the past twelve years and I've used it to hone my skills on my home waters, across the Northwest and beyond.

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