Fly Fishing – Fly Patterns

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Hook: 14-8 Nymph Thread: 8/0 Black Tail: Pheasant rump Body: Peacock herl Wingcase: Pheasant rump Thorax: Peacock herlLegs: Pheasant rump

Tying Instructions:

  • Tie in a few pheasant rump tips at bend of hook for tail.
  • Tie in 2 strands of peacock herl and wrap forward 3/4 the way up the hook shank. Body should be tapered, towards eye of hook. Secure with thread and trim
  • Tie in pheasant rump for wingcase, with tips extending back over body.
  • Tie in another 2 or 3 strands of peacock herl and wrap forward to eye of hook, making the thorax thicker than the abdomen.
  • Tie in a few more tips of pheasant rump with tips extending underneath as legs.
  • Pull pheasant rump for wingcase forward over thorax and secure with thread.
  • Trim, whip finish, and head cement.