Thursday Night Fly Tying: Flashback Pheasant Tail and Para Wulff Adams

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Thursday Night Fly Tying: Flashback Pheasant Tail and Para Wulff Adams

Flashback Pheasant Tail


Hard pattern to beat. The Pheasant Tail has been a tried and true pattern for decades. The standard pattern is a great imitation of a mayfly nymph and can be fished just about anywhere in the water column. A must have for any nympher's box.


Hook: Dai-Riki #065 12-24

Thread: Black 8/0 or 70 denier

Tail, abdomen and legs: Pheasant Tail

Rib: Fine Copper Wire

Wingcase: Pheasant Tail with large pearlescent mylar over the top

Thorax: Peacock Herl



Para Wulff Adams


The new and improved version of the Adams and Parachute Adams. This fly has a spit tail that gives it a more realistic profile and helps it float better, a little flash in the body cause you know the fish love the flash and a split wing parachute that makes this fly very easy to see for its size. Not a fast tie, but worth having in the box. Can be tied to match all varieties of mayflies.


Hook: Dai-Riki #320 12-22

Thread: Gray or color to match, 8/0 or 70 denier

Tail: Moose Body, microfibbets, or stiff hackle

Body and thorax: Adams Gray dry fly dubbing or Muskrat underfur

Rib: Pearlescent Krystal Flash

Wing: Calf tail or body hair

Hackle: Grizzly and brown dry fly hackle

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