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Fly tying instruction, the Pheasant Tail

How to tie the Pheasant Tail

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THE classical nymph. I like them weighted with lead wire, to reach the fish bearing areas in the rivers. Or tie it with a gold or copper bead, brass or tungsten. Here you will find a fly tying instruction for the Pheasant Tail by Wolfgang Fabisch.

1. Apply a little superglue on the hook shank, easy to add exactly where you want it to be, with instant adhesive with brush.

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2. Start wrapping your lead wire into the superglue

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3. Double the lead over the front half of your first layer

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4. Now tie in  three pheasant tail fibers as tails, don't snip them off

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5. Next, tie in brass or copper wire for ribbing. Make sure the wire is long enough to also form the thorax.

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6. Now form your abdomen with the remaining length of the pheasant tail fibers

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7. Rib the abdomen with your wire, tie down the wire and

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8. wrap two layers of wire over the two layers of lead to form the thorax

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9. Between thorax and abdomen, tie down 8 to 12 pheasant tail fibers at the middle

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10. Pull both ends of the fibers forward over the hook eye

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11. Tie them down right behind the eye

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12. Whipfinish

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13. and done. When using Dyneema, color your thread to your liking before you make your whipfinish

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14. Here's a variant using two tungsten beads. This version has  proved very efficient when fishing the Bow River near Calgary. Enjoy tying and fishing your own, Wolfgang Fabisch

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