Tarcher Pheasant Tail – Fly Tying Video Instructions

Video tutorial courtesy of our friends at InTheRiffle.

The Tarcher Style Pheasant Tail is tied on a Gamakatsu C12u Hook. The shape of this hook gives the fly “implied” movement which is shown at the end of the video. This bascially means the fly appears to be wiggling and moving, even on a stationary hook. The Tarcher Pheasant Tail can be tied in many different ways. It can be tied upside down, to the side and everything in between. James, from InTheRiffle likes to tie his on the side (as seen in the video). The Tarcher Style is just a different take on the traditional pattern, and very effective on trout as well!! What are you waiting for? Lets try it!

Tarcher Pheasant Tail Fly Recipe:
Hook: #10-16 Gamakatsu C12U
– Gamakatsu hooks coming soon!
Thread: Red Veevus 14/0
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant Tail
Rib: Copper Brassie Wire
Casing: Pheasant Tail
Legs: Pheasant Tail
Thorax: Peacock Herl

Hackle Pliers
Micro Tip Scissors

Tie this pattern and send us a photo and we’ll post it on our site! Or hashtag #avidmax on a social media channel with your photo.

Thank for checking out our post! Here is a 360 of the actual fly in this video!


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