Fly tying video: Pheasant tail nymph

In this new fly tying video, Barrett demonstrates how to tie the bead head pheasant tail nymph, a great mayfly nymph imitation. He also demonstrates how to prepare turkey feathers for durability, using Softex and a turkey flat feather. If you want a fly to last more than two or three fish, you’ll want to spend the extra time to turn fragile feathers into something that will last.

Pheasant tail nymph

Bead head pheasant tail nymph:
Hook: Size 10-18 Tiemco 3761 Nymph hook
Bead: Gold
Thread: Camel 8/0 Uni thread
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Body: Wrapped pheasant tail
Rib: Copper wire
Wing case: Softex coated turkey feather
Thorax: Bronze colored synthetic peacock dubbing

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5 Responses to Fly tying video: Pheasant tail nymph

  1. Jim Eichman says:

    Good video. I picked up a couple of good tips.
    I belong to the Lower Umpqua fly casters club in Reedsport.

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  3. stephen price says:

    i’ve just watched the bead head pheasant tail nymph video on your website. It is one of the best sites i have found with good tying instructions

  4. Jimmie jones says:

    Barrett leads in some of the best fly tying videos on the web. It always makes me pleased when I see one of his tutorials come up after I’ve Googled the type of fly I’d like to see. You have a real winner with him and your site.

  5. Ed Beitz says:

    I really enjoy your website its very informative and very interesting and great tips on what and how to use. I ‘m from California and come to Oregon to see family and look forward to fly fishing on the rivers there. I’m always looking for new information on anything that can better my chances to catch more fish. Your’s is one of the best sights I’ve seen in a long time.

    Ed Beitz

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