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American Pheasant Tail

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.
Average Customer Rating:
4.833 out of 5
4.8
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5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (12 reviews)
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12 of 12(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for American Pheasant Tail
Review 1 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
American Pheasant tail,
April 23, 2014
By: Flyfishalabama
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"
Review 2 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
No tall tale here,
March 11, 2014
By: ChuchK
from Friedens, Pa.
"A great fly. Put at the point and have fun. Another nicely tied fly by Orvis."
Review 3 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must Have Nymph Flies,
November 24, 2013
By: FarandFine
from Alexandria, VA
"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."
Review 4 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
durable,
May 21, 2013
By: flyfisher66
from Old Bridge, N.J.
"fished these all day with no problems after fish chewing on them over and over."
Review 5 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
leave the beadheads at home,
December 27, 2012
By: Jmhall
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."
Review 6 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Classic Must Have,
July 29, 2012
By: lespaul
from CT
"No one should be without this in their box!! 5 stars......."
Review 7 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Never Fails,
February 3, 2012
By: Ramt
"This fly get them all the time. I always carry plenty of them."
Review 8 for American Pheasant Tail
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
never fish without it!!!,
October 25, 2008
By: tailwaters
from sebago.maine
"always the first, and sometimes the only nymph i use all day!!!!!"
Ratings-Only Reviews for American Pheasant Tail
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
4.8 / 5
4.8 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 4 out of 4