Tying a Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Producer: Tim Flagler

Author, fly tier and blogger Matt Grobert ties a classic go-to winter pattern, the bead head soft hackle pheasant tail.  He ties it on a size 16 Dai Riki #730 2X long nymph hook, using a 3/32″ gold bead.  “Dead drift it, swing it, or do a little of both,” says tier and videographer Tim Flagler.