….and there’s more!

Not that I want to go on about how much I like Pheasant Tail for a tying material or bore you to death with yet another variant, I feel I need to show just one or two more that I and many others use.

46 Pheasant Tail Nymph

46 Pheasant Tail Nymph

The 46, so called because it utilises Hends 46 dubbing as a thorax is a non descript and general nymph particularly at home in peaty waters. You’ll notice the use of a copper coloured tungsten bead just as a change from gold. Sometimes, in heavily fished waters where ‘goldheads’ are used regularly, a change in the bead colour can sometimes make the difference in whether you catch or not.

Black Bead Pheasant Tail

Black Bead Pheasant Tail

Standard Goldhead Pheasant Tail

Standard Goldhead Pheasant Tail

You can see from the above photos how much of a change the bead colour makes in the above flies. Often in clear water, I find sometimes that a fly with less ‘bling’ will outfish a standard pattern

And finally, what would we do without some standard adaptations that have become so successful for many anglers:

Orange Neck Pheasant Tail Nymph

Orange Neck Pheasant Tail Nymph

Red Neck Pheasant Tail Nymph

Red Neck Pheasant Tail Nymph

Well, that’s it for the Pheasant Tails in my box. I have one or two others but I’m sure you’ve seen enough by now. Hopefully in the near future we can have a discussion about deafness in Lepus europaeus! I’ll leave that one until later.

Enjoy!


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