Fly of the Month: August 2020

Pheasant Tail Nymph

The Pheasant Tail nymph is one of the most useful nymph patterns. Rainbows and Browns love them because the nymph imitates a wide range of naturals. Mayflies, caddis, midges and damselflies are all suggested by this pattern.

Pheasant Tail Nymph
HookKamisan B175 #12 & #14 or TMC 3769 #10-18
WeightLead wire
TailFibres from pheasant tail
Gold RibCopper wire
BodyPheasant tail fibres over lead wire
Wing CasePheasant tail fibres
ThoraxPeacock herl or hares fur or copper wire
Head2.8mm gold, brass or glass bead – optional extra
LegsHackle or pheasant tail fibres