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Simple Pheasant Tail Nymph

Hook: Mustad 94840 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Pheasant TailHare’s Ear Plus Chocolate Brown
Rib: UTC Ultra Wire Small Olive

A very simple nymph that doesn’t take much material or time to tie up:

  • start with tying in the rib at the end
  • dub the hook until the eye
  • add the pheasant tail forward
  • dub behind the pheasant tail
  • drag the pheasant tail back to the end of the hook
  • wrap the rib forward to the eye
  • tie off

I realized the last time I was in a shallow river that I only had weighted nymphs that went straight to the bottom: tying up this together with some variants on the same theme to not be there again the next time!

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