Pheasant Tail Nymph

The Pheasant Tail Nymph is a fly that no trout fly fisher should be without. It can be tied with or without a bead head, with or without a flashback wingcase and with or without legs. The thorax can be peacock herl or any type of dubbing.


Weighted nymphs are better fished with a floating line where the water is moving a little faster.


  • Hook: Size 10 to 20 wet fly
  • Thread: Black
  • Body: Pheasant tail fibres
  • Thorax: Pheasant tail fibres
  • Thorax cover: Pheasant tail fibres
  • Rib: Fine copper wire
  • Tail: 4 to 6 pheasant tail fibres

Tying instructions: