Pheasant Tail Nymph

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pheasant tail nymph recipe

Materials

  • Hook: Daiichi 1100 in size 16-24
  • Thread: Black 8/0 Uni-thread
  • Body/Tail: Pheasant Fibers (brown )
  • Thorax: Peacock Flash Dubbing
  • Wing Case: Pearl Flashabou
  • Rib: Fine Gold Wire (optional for durability)

Tying Instructions

  1. Secure thread at head, wrap back to just before bend.
  2. Tie in several PT fibers for tail (don’t trim).
  3. Wrap thread forward, don’t wrap over PT.
  4. Tie in wire and wind back to bend.
  5. Wrap PT forward for body. Leave room for thorax.
  6. Counterwrap wire forward.  Secure and break Wire.
  7. Tie in several strands of pearl flashabou.
  8. Build thorax with peacock dub.
  9. Pull flash over top, secure and trim.
  10. Tie in 8-10 PT fibers pointing forward. 
  11. Split PT fibers evenly with needle and pull back each side and slightly down.
  12. Wrap the thread over the base of the fibers.
  13. Whip finish, cement.
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