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Fully Back, Flash Back, Bead Head, Pheasant Tail

Pheasant Tail nymph fly tying flash back flash back pheasant tail bead head

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#1 McFlyLures

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:08 AM

The full back, flash back, bead head, Pheasant Tail (wow thats a mouthful)...  Is a great fly!  Everyone fishes the flash back pheasant tail, and there are many videos on youtube about how to tie them, but I have yet to find one as a full back flash back.  I see these in fly shops all the time though, with the full flash back, but never seen people tie them.  I find these full back versions do better when fish are spunky.  The more flash on them actually attracts the aggressive fish more, especially on sunny days.  

 
I also like tying these heavy, with a bead head and some lead wraps, but you could omit this in your tie if you want.  For me though, I like fishing these as my lead fly, something to get the fishes attention, then drop something a little more subtle behind it, even just a regular pheasant tail, or a simple zebra midge.  Something without a bead.  The extra weight of my lead fly tends to get the whole rig down deep fast, without the need for lead split shot, so it makes a healthier river and easier day on the water not messing with split shot.  


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#2 RickZieger

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 03:29 PM

Interesting fly.   Will tie some up.

 

Rick



#3 McFlyLures

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 03:49 PM

Interesting fly.   Will tie some up.
 
Rick


Let me know how they do for you. For me I find that they work better then just putting flash over the wing case... Let me know if you find the same

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