The next QEE fly tying tutorial: Corey demonstrates how to tie the Cove’s Style Pheasant Tail Nymph pattern.
This pattern is based on a recipe from the book Tactical Fly Fishing by Jeremy Lucas, pattern originally created by Arthur Cove. This is a simple, quick-to-tie version of this fly. Very effective on both, still waters and streams, it imitates a range of insect species and can be tied with our without a tail, using different colors of materials or different sizes to match up the insects in your waters.
- Hook: Barbless Scud Size 10, try Hemingway’s Shrimp & Pupa H122 hooks
- Thread: 8/0 Uni fl. orange color
- Rib: red copper wire – small
- Tail: pheasant tail
- Body: pheasant tail
- Thorax: Hemingway’s Hare Plus Dubbing in Brown
- Wing case: pheasant tail
Quick, Easy & Effective (QEE) fly tying tutorial series from Corey Cabral are guide-style tutorials for tying flies that work and catch fish consistently! Patterns that can be tied in under 5 minutes, that are easy to tie and that catch fish. Stay tuned, more to come!
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Happy tying & tight lines!