Originally conceived and tied by Frank Sawyer, an English River Keeper, the Pheasant Tail Nymph is one of the oldest of the "modern" nymph patterns. This version, with a CDC (cul de canard) feather tied as a soft hackle collar behind a gold bead, combines the best of the original design with both new and old concepts. Soft-hackle flies have been around for hundreds of years while bead heads on nymphs are a relatively new concept. The CDC feather ads movement and the bead adds weight and a bit of flash. Available in size 12 & 20.
TIP: The size 20 is an absolute slayer on the San Juan River.