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Tying the Micro Straggle Pheasant Tail Nymph

Variations are :

Micro UV Straggle PT Nymph BlackMicro UV Straggle PT Nymph ClaretMicro UV Straggle PT Nymph OliveMicro UV Straggle PT Nymph Rusty BrownPT Nymph Claret


Micro UV Straggle Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 1

STEP 1 : Take 4 to 6 Pheasant Tail Fibres and catch in with the thread. Run the thread down to the a place opposite the barb of the hook and back up again to a position just over half way up the hookshank. Do not trim the pheasant tail fibre ends , these will become the thorax cover.

Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch in some copper or red wire and secure down the hookshank to a place opposite the barb of the hook. Return the thread to the thorax area (Where the pheasant tail fibre ends were left)

Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 3

STEP 3 : Catch in 3 pheasant tail fibres (tip first) and wind up the hookshank in close turns, be careful not to overlap the fibres as you wind. Secure with the thread and trim the waste of the 3 pheasant tail fibres that you have wound. (Do not trim the pheasant tail fibres that were left for the thorax cover).

Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 4

STEP 4 : Take the wire and wind up the hookshank to create a rib, make sure that you wind in the opposite direction to the direction that the pheasant tail fibres were wound. Secure the wire with thread. Trim the waste wire, the best way to do this is to rock the wire back and forth until it snaps. This saves blunting your scissors blades.

Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 5

STEP 5 : Catch in some Rusty Brown UV Micro Straggle and return the thread to the hook eye.

Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 6

STEP 6 : Wind the Micro UV Straggle up towards the eye in tight turns. Make sure that after each wind that you stroke the fibres backwards before winding again, this prevents trapping some of the fibres. Secure the Micro UV Straggle with thread and trim waste.

Tying the Pheasant Tail Nymph Final Step

STEP 7 : Pull the remaining pheasant tail fibres over the thorax and secure at the eye with thread. Trim the waste pheasant tail fibres and build a small neat head, whip finish, trim thread and varnish.