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Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph

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The Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph PTN


Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 1

Step 1

Run the thread from near the eye down around the hook bend, catching in some silver wire as you go.

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 2

Step 2

Just above where the thread stops on the hook bend, catch in a bunch of pheasant tail fibres as shown, these will become the tail of the fly.

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 3

Step 3

Now take the thread back to a position just over half way up the hook shank covering in the stems of the pheasant tail fiobres, then return the thread back down and up again until the hook is covered and a uniform body is created. Return the thread to a position just in front of the pheasant tail ends. (Do not snip the pheasant tail ends, these will be used for the thorax cover).

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 4

Step 4

Wind the wire up the hook shank creating an evenly spaced rib. Secure with thread just in front of the pheasant tail ends and remove waste wire. (Rock the wire back and forth until it snaps).

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 5

Step 5

Catch in a black cock hackle.

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 6

Step 6

Catch in a length of Fluo Lime Micro UV Straggle Fritz and return the thread to the eye.

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 7

Step 7

Wind the Micro UV Straggle Fritz up the hook shank until you reach the eye and tie off with thread. (After each wind of the straggle fritz, brush the fibres back with your finger so they aren't trapped in the winding, wet your fingers if necessary).

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 8

Step 8

Now perform three windings of the cock hackle around the thorax, try not to catch too many straggle frtiz fibres in this process.

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Step 9

Step 9

Now snip away with scissors any hackle fibres that protrude above the thorax.

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Completed Fly

Step 9

Finally, pull the pheasant tail ends over the thorax and secure at the eye with thread. Trim the ends, create a neat head, whip finish and cut away the thread. Varnish the head as required.

Tying the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph Chenille Version

Chenille Version

Here's a version of the Montana Pheasant Tail Nymph tied with a chenille thorax.

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