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Video How-To: Pheasant Tail Nymph Variation

Video How-To: Pheasant Tail Nymph Variation

By: Joey Houle  — 

 

 

 

 

 

The Pheasant Tail nymph is still one of the best mayfly nymph patterns out there. This slight variation replaces the weakness-prone peacock with extremely durable, synthetic dubbing. The color options really are endless for this pattern, so play around with pheasant tail colors as well as dubbing and wire colors to match your favorite swimmer, clinger or crawler!

Pheasant Tail Recipe

Hook: Daiichi 1560

Tail: Pheasant Tail

Body: Pheasant Tail

Wire: Ultra Wire Copper Brassie

Thorax: Ice Dub

Legs: Pheasant Tail

Bead (Optional): Tungsten Bead