This is my shot at a Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Nymph – with a shiny, glass bead.
I tied a little over a half dozen in my downtime Monday, and they’ll fish, but they’re not great. Since I didn’t have any partridge hackle handy I just used pheasant fibers as hackle and tied it on both sides of the head, just behind the bead.
I’m looking forward to tying these with a more appropriate wet fly hackle, namely partridge, but for now this’ll do for a fish-able fly.
Hook: TMC 200R, Size 16
Bead: Pearlescent “glass”
Thread: Olive 8/0 Uni-Thread
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant Tail
Ribbing: Copper or Silver, Brassie Size
Wingcase: Flashback or Flashabou or just something Flashy-flatty-ish, c’mon man!
Thorax: Peacock Ice Dub