Fly-Tying Video: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

June 3, 2012 By: Marshall Cutchin

James Spicer ties a Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail, which he notes “can be fished on tailwater and freestone rivers. The Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail imitates a variety of insects. Most people would say that it is a Mayfly Nymph, but it also imitates a small stonefly as well. The Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail is primarily a late spring and summer fly. This is when the mayflies are most active. It can be fished in a smaller size year around, even in the winter.”