Since Frank Sawyer gave the Pheasant Tail the shape of a nymph, the simple design with feathers from the tail of a pheasant and fine copper wire has not stopped catching trout around the world.
The variants for the eternal PT are many, each one adapted to different waters, anglers or styles but alw View more...
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List of materials
Hook: Wide gap, competition hook.
Thread: 6/0 hot orange, 8/0 brown.
BEAD HEAD: 2.8 mm hot orange, tungsten, for size 12 hooks.
Tail: Coq de Leon fibers.
Ribbing 1: red copper wire.
Ribbing 2: Krystal Flash UV pearl.
Body: pheasant tail hackle fibers.
Thorax: Hareline ICE DUBBING UV, brown.
Use the 6/0 hot orange thread to make a base to fit the tungsten head.
Use cianoacrilate to glue it.
Form the tail with the Coq de león fibers.
Tie a fiber of Krystal Flash UV pearl and the copper wire up to the tail edge.
Use 4 pheasant tails to make the body. From back to front, without twisting them.
Wrap the Krystal flash UV, use 5 turns, then the same with the copper wire but in the opposite direction to reinforce the fly.
Use some ICE DUBBING UV brown for the tórax.
Use whip finish, 5 to 6 turns against the bead head, cement carefully the thread only. Our UV HOT HEAD PT is ready for the river.