LOF Pheasant Tail SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    Howard Cole's flash-bodied PT variation. A good general attractor, this thing works real well on the swing as a caddis emerger, (especially on those evening hatches). LOF - Lots of Flash


    hook - Mustad 3906B #14
    thread - UTC 70 wood duck
    tail - pheasant tail barbs
    body - Krystal Flash mixture (rootbeer, pearl, orange, chartreuse used here)
    bead - 3mm silver
    hackle - hen pheasant


    mash barb, slide bead onto hook

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    start thread and wrap back to bend

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    take a clump of pheasant tail fibers, measure for length (hook shank)

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    tie in and smooth with thread wraps; you want the bead to sit about 1 hook eye width back from the eye so you have space to wrap the hackle

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    take an assortment of KF and tie in

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    twist the KF into a rope, wrap forward to bead, tie off (half hitch x 2) and coat with Sally; snug bead against body

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    restart thread in front of bead

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    prep feather

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    tie in, sweep fibers back while wrapping forward

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    trim, whip and SHHAN

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    different KF, different look

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    Regards,
    Scott
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  2. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    This is one I will add to my trout box, I like soft hackle flys and this is a nice one.
    Thanks Scott.

    LB
  3. NCL Active Member

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    I tied up a half dozen of these yesterday and they are fun to tie. The color combinations are endless. This is the long way of saying Thanks to Scott for a great fun pattern. Today I have to go test them out.
  4. ScottP Active Member

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    It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. :D Hope you catch a bunch.

    Regards,
    Scott
  5. NCL Active Member

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    Scott,

    You are right it is a tough job. I just hate it when I have to get out in this Spring like weather and go fishing. What makes it worse is when those fish cooperate and I have to reel them in..LOL
  6. NCL Active Member

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    Northern California
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    Scott,

    I went out again yesterday and the trout hit this fly so much the crystal flash was coming off even though I had coated it with Hard as Nails. So field tests are done and it is a proven winner...LOL
  7. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Being a soft hackle devotee, I will give this a try. I might try tying the hackle first ( ala Hans W), and see how that works.