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Bead Head Flash Back Pheasant Tail
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Pattern Bead Head Flash Back Pheasant Tail
Bead Head Flash Back Pheasant Tail
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Category Nymphs
Entered Tue, 28 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 5262 #12-18 Thread: 8/0 UNI Rusty Brown Bead: Brass, Copper or Tungsten, sized to hook Weight: Lead wire, sized to hook Tail: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers Rib: Fine Copper wire Abdomen: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers Wingcase: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers topped with Firefly Flash Thorax: Peacock herl Legs: Leftover butts of Pheasant tail from wingcase
Pattern Description
The Bead Head Pheasant Tail is yet another variation on the ubiquitous P.T. There are a few minor changes in the tying sequence when using the bead as well as adding the flash wingcase. Follow through this pattern for tips on tying it with or without the bead or the flashback. I like to use the bead head version as a dropper under a dry or in a combo with an unweighted nymph. The addition of the flash back makes this fly show up well off-color water as well. There are a bunch of different variations possible, and they all work. It's up to you to find out which ones you like best!