Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Tim Cammisa’s Fly Tying: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail

Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail by Tim Cammisa

Check out the great new fly tying tutorial by Tim Cammisa where he shared with us the two variations of the Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail, ‘one of the most popular nymphs of all time’, as he has mentioned. A definite must see!

Ingredients – 1st Variation


Ingredients – 2nd Variation

  • Hook: Allen Fly Fishing S402BL, Sizes 12-18
  • Bead: 2 mm Tungsten, Gold
  • Thread: 8/0 UNI, Olive Dun
  • Tail & Body: Pheasant Tail Fibers
  • Hot Spot: 6/0 UNI, Fire Orange
  • Ribbing: UNI, French Gold, Small
  • Thorax: Hemingway’s Peacock Dubbing
  • Hackle: Hen Hackle, Natural Brown


Hemingway's Realistic Mayfly Nymph Tails 2
Hemingway’s Realistic Mayfly Nymph Tails


Dubbing Dispenser - Peacock 2
Hemingway’s Peacock Dubbing Dispenser


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