How to tie Pheasant Tail Nymph Wet Fly
How to tie a Pheasant Tail Nymph Wet Fly
Materials we will use :
- Hook: Wet fly nymph hook 12. Click here to get hooks.
- Tail 6-8 Pheasant tail feather barbs
- Rib: Copper wire, small
- Abdomen: butt ends of tail fibers, twisted into a rope
- Legs: 6-8 Pheasant tail feather barbs
- Thorax: 2-3 Strands of peacock herl. Click here to get a peacock herl.
- Wing case: Butt ends of leg fibers
Instructions on how to tie the fly:
- Wrap a thread base and tie on the tail with 2-3 wraps of thread.
- Do not trim tie in wire.
- Lift tail fibers and bind wire to hook shank.
- Trim wire waste.
- Twist but ends of tail fibers into a rope.
- Wrap forward in touching turns to 1/3 hook shank behind eye.
- Tie off and trim waste ends.
- Counter wrap the abdomen with wire in uniformity spaced open turns.
- Tie off and trim waste wire.
- Tie in leg fibers, tips extending forward for 2/3 the length of hook shank.
- Tie in peacock herl just forward of the abdomen.
- Wrap peacock herl to form a pronounced thorax; trim waste ends.
- Pull but ends of pheasant barbs over the thorax, tie down, and trim waste ends.
- Fold tips of the pheasant barbs rearward, half laying along each side.
- Bind down the folded legs just behind hook and whip finish.