Video- Tying a Pheasant Tail Nymph with Partridge legs

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Here is my version of Pheasant Tail Nymph. It’s a somewhat classic version made on hooks with a long shank, Tiemco has a perfect model for it. The legs are made of partridge, which gives it an extra contrast. Some guys tie the fly as thin as possible, others more bulky. I prefer to make a slightly conical body in the shape of a “carrot”.

So here is the video, I hope you find it useful 🙂


  • Hook #12-18 nymph type 2xLong
  • Thread: Sumo 50DEN in A5
  • Weight: Tungsten wire
  • Ribbing: Gold tinsel wire
  • Thorax: Peacock barbs
  • Legs: partridge barbs
  • Back: Pheasant tail feather-the side part which is darker
  • Tail: Pheasant tail barbs tips
  • Body: Pheasant tail barbs – selected those brown ones

Tying tips: for body I always select the red-brownish barbs from the longest rooster feathers ( those long have long barbs and better colored than side feathers or those from young rooster ). I know that these long feathers cost more but they worth spending double

I prefer to use tungsten wire to add weight because provides slimmer bodies and tungsten is not toxic like lead wire.

    December 26, 2023

    Which DEMMON hook to replace the TIEMCO in the pheasant tail assembly.

    • Lucian Vasies
      December 28, 2023

      Bonjour Albain,
      Try st900. Has the same characteristics. Cheers

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