Pheasant Tail Beadhead

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  • Thread: 6/0 Brown
  • Bead: 1/8" Gold
  • Body/Tail: Pheasant Tail
  • Ribbing: Fine Gold Wire
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Wing: Mallard Tips
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Put bead and thread onto hook.

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Tie in about 6 pheasant tail tips for the tail.

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Tie in a piece of fine gold wire for ribbing later.

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Tie in about 8 segments of pheasant tail, by the tips, which will be used for the body.

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Wrap the pheasant tail forward to form a thin, tapered body.

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Make 4 to 5 ribs, over the body, with the fine gold wire.

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Tie in one peacock herl and wrap forward to form the thorax.

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Tie in about 5 mallard tips to form a small wing on the fly.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for use.