Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pheasant Tail Nymph - The Many Colors

The Pheasant Tail nymph is still one of my all time favorites. It is not just one color any more, natural. I tie and fish my Pheasant Tail nymphs in 5 colors, for this article I tied 2 more new colors.
I fish a black and olive more than the natural Pheasant Tail nymph. With the advent of the colored beads it adds another level to the Pheasant tail Nymph. 

The pheasant tail nymph today is still a thing of beauty. They are a fairly quick tie and a lot of variations. Go ahead a give them a try.


Standard Pheasant Tail Nymph. Colors from left to right, rusty brown, chartreuse, black, olive, black/red, red & natural.

 A few variations of the BH Pheasant Tail Nymph, Blue, red, Mercury natural & natural.

 BH red pheasant tail nymph

BH natural flash back pheasant tail nymph

 BH blue pheasant tail nymph

 Natural pheasant tail nymph

 Black and red pheasant tail nymph

Just a few colors of pheasant tails. Black, natural, chartreuse, olive, rusty brown, red & blue


  1. Interesting how black and olive always seem to be good colors no matter the fly.


  2. Now that's just too cool. That's why I'll never be a professional tyer. I never think of things like this.

  3. Well done! Fur sure one of the best nymphs out there. We all tie so many bugs, but we all know what we're gonna end up using! Pheasant Tails!

  4. Those are beautiful PTs - great post! Martin

  5. That red one is a killer for sulphur nymphs....

  6. with your black and olive Pattern, is it an olive body with a black bead? what's the recipe?