How to Tie the American Pheasant Tail Nymph
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.”