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How to Tie the American Pheasant Tail Nymph

March 26, 2013 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Tim Flagler

The American Pheasant Tail Nymph imitates a wide variety of mayfly species in their nymphal stage.  Tim Flagler ties this one on a size 16 Dai-Riki #730 nymph hook and uses Flymaster 6/0 for thread.

“Tying a dozen or more at a time is a great way to achieve consistency,” notes Flagler. “And besides, in my estimation you can never have too many pheasant tail nymphs.”