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Fly of the Month 2017

February 2017

“Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail”

Tied by Ed Kordyla

BHSH Pheasant Tail

Hook: Standard Nymph hook, size 16
Thread: 6/0 Black
Rib:Small copper wire
Tail & Body: Pheasant Tail fibers
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Brown Speckled Hen Neck
Bead: 3/32 Gold

This beadhead soft hackle pheasant tail is another variation of the pheasant tail nymph. The soft hackle fibers give the fly more movement than the traditional legs. Since mayfly nymphs are in the streams all year long the fly can be fished any time of the year.

January 2017

“Marabou Streamer”

Tied by Ron Ruskai

Marabou Streamer

Hook: TMC 300, size 10-6
Thread: 6/0 Uni black
Tail: Red Hawk fibers
Body: Yellow Dub, Black Dub
Wing: Black over Gray Maribou
Rib: Flat gold tinsel

Tying notes: Use Blood Maribou with thin stems