Pheasant Tail Catgut Nymph

Kevin Hospodar’s Fly Tying for Trout: Pheasant Tail Catgut Nymph

Kevin Hospodar just shared a great, new, fly tying tutorial. Here, he shows us how to tie a Pheasant Tail Catgut Nymph pattern. The steps are easy-to-follow.

“The pheasant tail nymph is probably the most (or top 3) most popular nymphs in fly fishing. It is simple, effective, and mimics a wide range of trout food. I’m not trying to re-invent the wheel on this, just a swap on some materials to add some simplicity while maintaining the effectiveness.”

Check out his video and try tying your Pheasant Tail Catgut Nymph.


To tie Kevin Hospodar’s Pheasant Tail Catgut Nymph, you need the following:

Catgut Biothread

Catgut Biothread

Hemingway's Deer Hair Dubbing in Brown

Hemingway’s Deer Hair Dubbing in Brown

Flashback Foil

Flashback Foil

Hemingway's Standard Thread - Rusty Brown

Hemingway’s 8/0 Thread – Rusty Brown

Try tying this great fly yourself! Give us your comments below. Share photos of your Pheasant Tail Catgut Nymph or fish caught with this pattern on our Facebook page.

We absolutely love Kevin’s videos, they are easy to follow, simple and produce some really interesting and innovative patterns. Check them all out on his YouTube channel, subscribe & stay in the loop.

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