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Micro Tubing Pheasant Tail Nymph

tied by letumgo
Fly Type: Nymphs, Wet, General Freshwater,
Target Species: Steelhead, Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US, Northwest US, Southeast US, Southwest US, Central US, Alaska, Western Canada, Eastern Canada, Central Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Russia, General Europe,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
Hook - Mustad Signature Model R90/Size 10
Under Body - White Woolly Nylon (colored with Marigold & Brown Sharpie Markers)
Abdomen - Dark Golden Stone Micro Tubing
Thread - Rusty Orange UNI-Thread
Tail/Back - 6 to 8 Pheasant Tail Fibers (Dyed Yellow)
Thorax - 4 to 5 Strands of Peacock Herl
Wing Case/Legs - Pheasant Tail Fibers pulled over the back of the thorax and pulled back to form the legs (3 on each side/trim off extras).
Head - Rusty Orange UNI-Thread
Tying Instructions: 1) Mount hook in the vise
2) Tye in the woolly nylon roughly 1/8" from eye of the hook
3) Wind the woolly nylon back to the middle of the shank and back to the front of the body (make sure you leave ~1/8" bare shank at the front)
4) Tye in the Micro Tubing with the woolly nylon and wrap over it back to the bend of the hook. Pull on the microtubing to stretch it out while tying it in. This will help thin out the tubing and form a smooth body. Leave the tag end of the micro tubing hanging off the bend of the hook. It will be wrapped forward in a later step.
5) Build up a tappered underbody with the white woolly nylon. Stop every once in a while to spin the bobbin counterclockwise to remove the twist in the thread. This will help form a very smooth underbody, without the need to burnish the thread.
6) Wind the wooly nylon to the front of the body
7) With a second bobbin, tye in the UNI-Thread at the eye of the hook and secure the woolly nylon. Clip off the woolly nylon. The remainder of the fly will be tyed with the UNI-Thread.
8) Color the top of the woolly nylon body with Sharpie Markers if you want to augment the color variation.
9) Tye in the bundle of pheasant tail fibers 1/16" behind the eye of the hook. Leave the butt ends of the fibers hanging out over the eye of the hook. They will be used in a later step to form the wing case and legs of the fly.
10) Wrap the UNI-Thread back 1/3rd of the body length
11) While pulling on the end of the pheasant tail fibers, wrap the microtubing forward to the tying thread. Secure the micro tubing and clip off the excess.
12) Pull the butt ends of the pheasant tail fibers back towards the back of the fly and secure with the tying thread.
13) Tye in the four or five strands of peacock herl with the butt ends facing out over the eye of the hook. Wind the thread back to the beginning of the abdomen.
14) Wrap the peacock herl fibers back to the tying thread and wind the thread forward over the thorax. Wrapping over the peacock herl will reinforce the herl, eliminating the need to use a dubbing loop.
15) Clip off the excess peacock herl
16) Pull the butt ends of the pheasant tail fibers forward over the back of the fly and secure with a single wrap of thread. Divide the fibers into two bundles and draw the butt ends towards the tail of the fly. Half the fibers should be on each side of the fly.
17) Form a neat head with the tying thread
18) Whip finish and clip off the tying thread
19) Trim the pheasant tail legs so that they extend back to the base of the tail fibers.
20) Using your thumb nail, crease the legs at the back of the thorax. This will put a bend (leg joint) in the pheasant tail fibers, adding to the realism of the fly.

Presentation Tips: Dead Drift

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