The classic original Pheasant Tail pattern was designed by an English Riverkeeper named Frank Sawyer to imitate a number of nymph species. There are several American patterns that are a bit flashier with the addition of a peacock thorax and legs. This is a classic fly and has proven itself so well; no self-respecting nymph box should be without them. This fly pattern is an excellent mimic of any number of baetis and caddis nymphs. Color, Pheasant Tail. Sizes: 12, 14, 16, 18.
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14 of 14(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for American Pheasant Tail
Review 1 for American Pheasant Tail
American Pheasant tail,
April 23, 2014
from Birmingham, AL
"In Alabama this fly works well on the Sipsey fished below a dropper although the fish do seem to like tosee a little flash"
"Nymphs are must have flies that imitate sub-surface food sources that comprise the majority of a trout’s diet. These flies have been consistently productive for me on everything from stocked rainbows and browns, to wild brookies on urban and park streams throughout Virginia. Always in my fly box."
"fished these all day with no problems after fish chewing on them over and over."
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Review 5 for American Pheasant Tail
leave the beadheads at home,
December 27, 2012
from Beaumont, TX
"I ordered this and several other fly selections based on rob woodruffs(an Orvis endorsed guide) reports. I love these pheasant tails without the bead head I feel like they look more natural during a drift."