Up next, not quite a dry fly but pretty effective fly. It’s my Golden Pheasant Tail. Here we go.
The reason why I call this the Golden Pheasant Tail was because most of the fly is a type of Golden Pheasant. So, our first step is the tail after you’ve slid the bead on of course. And we’re just using Golden Pheasant Tail. And so, we’re just going to go ahead and tie that in back-to-back and have a nice short little tail. Get that tied in. I like to tie in my beads in the thorax underneath the wing case of that the fly just to be different. It doesn’t really do anything special for the fish but just something different to do.
Our next step is the ribbing. I have it laying around here somewhere. We’re going to go ahead and use gold wire for the ribbing and it’s going to be size large. We’ll pat in nice and secure. Were going to go ahead and take our Golden Pheasant, strip off a little clump off the stem, not that much. We’re going to go ahead tie that in by the tips back with the tail on the wire and then I’m going to go ahead. I’m going to wrap this the opposite way that I normally do. Some pretty delicate feather and so, the reason why I wrap this backwards is because I’m going to counter wrap it with the gold wire. That way it will be able to be more durable fly.
So, you notice I came in this way with the Golden Pheasant and I’m going to go the other at the wire, add in good and secure. It’s basically just like a giant Pheasant Tail. Now, were going to go ahead and we going to use some more golden pheasant for that wing case. I’ll tie it in behind the bead, ready to fold over at the moment, notice. And then were going go ahead and use little a hen back or some hen neck, whichever you have available for legs and that’s going to be tied upside down with a wing case. So, those two are ready to fold over.
Then we’re going to ahead and the rest of the fly is going to be dabbing both in front and behind the bead. This dubbing that I’m using is kind of a special blend between Antron and Quick Descend and kind of a Trilobal mixture. Now, I get a little bit in front of the bead. No particular reason to do that other than it will kind of weird if you don’t. And a little bit more. I like to start with a little bit of dubbing. When I’m using dubbing, I can always add more if I don’t get enough on there the first time. Okay. Dubbing, be in the dubbing and now we’re ready to fold the legs over. Go ahead and fold those over and tie it in, trim the excess off and then we just go ahead and spread those out, so you can see. Then we were going to go ahead and fold the wing case over, a nice modeled Golden Pheasant. Trim the excess off, clean it up and whip finish. It’s super easy and that’s the Golden Pheasant Tail.