Pete (aka) TROUTI, had a birthday last week, so as promised, I tied a small box of pheasant tail soft hackles for him. The box includes beaded and unbeaded flies in #16 and #18. I didn't invent this fly but was introduced to it by Pete who pointed them out when we fished upper Connecticut River in NH a few years ago. It's a simple pattern, basically a standard bead-head pheasant tail nymph with a phesant tail body, copper wire rib, peacock herl thorax and a turn of partridge around the collar. For the beaded version I use a copper bead. Stayed tuned, Pete the Zen Master of fishing this fly has promised to write a guest post on how he fishes this deadly little killer.
Happy Birthday Pete !