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How to tie a Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

May 23, 2011
The Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph is possibly the best all around fly for the Gunnison Valley. If you are making a trip out to fish the Gunnison, East or Taylor and only have time to tie one fly, tie a bead head pheasant tail.


Thread: 6/0 black, brown or olive
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Rib: Copper Wire
Thorax: Pheasant Tail
Wing Casing: Swiss Straw
Abdomen: Peacock Herl
Wing: Pheasant Tail
Tie in sizes 10-20
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